With the success of The Avengers, it makes perfect sense for Sony to want the part of the Marvel Universe they acquired during the ’90s to work together as a whole, so one can expect that they’ll take a similar real-life science approach with Venom’s origin story as they do with Spider-Man and The Lizard in the upcoming reboot.
Arad explained the bigger picture plans for the Venom movie:
“It’s an Eddie Brock story. We want to be as close to the comics as possible. Especially in Eddie Brock’s story. But again, pseudo-science is becoming science. All these tidbits about webs, artificial webs, is a huge industry now. Spiderwebs have unique qualities that will be huge for communications, fibers, and so forth. So we have taken the approach that we want to make the huge amazing movie about Eddie.”
“He was a journalist. He had the wrong story, he got in trouble for it, he got fired,” Tolmach continued, going on to explain how they’re approaching characters like Venom. “The whole essence to us for the Marvel characters is stay close to the bible, stay close to the emotional story, and the rest is fun. Look for the worlds to make sense with one another.”
“Hopefully,all these worlds will live together in peace someday,” he added, which gives us the biggest possible hint of what they might have planned.
While there’s nothing in The Amazing Spider-Man that even hints at Eddie Brock or his alien symbiote alter ego, that doesn’t means that the already-planned 2014 sequel won’t try to set something up or that they’re eventually building to having Spider-Man fight Venom in a third installment.
Oh, wait. They already tried that.
Regardless, you can look for a lot more on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man, including our own interviews with director Marc Webb and the cast, in the weeks leading up to its North American release on July 3.