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Will ‘Venom’ Feature the Five Founding Symbiotes?!

I’m not a fan of overcomplicated action films that carry multiple character arcs. They rarely work, which is why I’m so fascinated with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy films. But they can work, in the right hands. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer could have a lot on his plate if this report proves true. He’s currently casting up Venom, the Spider-Man spinoff that’s confirmed to have Carnage as the film’s antagonist. While it’s expected that we’ll see She-Venom in some capacity, I don’t think any of expected the entire “family” of symbiotes to make an appearance.

According to a new report, writes MovieWeb the Venom movie is going to adapt the Venom: Lethal Protector storyline. Specifically, the first arc of the Venom solo series. Here’s a summary of the events in the Lethal Protector storyline.

“Before the story begins, Venom makes an agreement with Spider-Man that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes. Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco and takes up with a group of Californian mole people. Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom‘s victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Spider-Man, seeing misleading coverage of Venom on television, heads to San Francisco to confront him and instead winds up fighting alongside Venom against five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.”

Tom Hardy will be playing Brock in the film that allegedly also will introduce Carnage as the film’s antagonist, while also surprising fans with She-Venom, aka the “Bride of Venom”.



  • HeteroFriendly

    “I’m not a fan of overcomplicated action films that carry multiple character arcs.”

    I’m not a fan of the hollywood types who own everything ruining nice things to suck the blood out of it.

    Now theres FIVE symbiotes.

    I liked the black spiderman costume when it was just a cool looking unexplained and potentially dangerous alien artifact. When they made it the character venom was okay I guess. Thats he only way you can write comicbook storylines endlessly for decades is through comic-logic absurdity.

    But now theres 5 of them?
    And 5 secret wars?
    Thats just stupid.

  • Venom as an anti-hero (like in the comics) confirmed.


    I thought spider man isn’t in this? That changed quickly…

  • Please don’t overpopulate the first movie. Good lord–it’s hard enough to keep track of the characters sometimes. If they throw twenty characters at you all at once, there won’t be any room for any development, and none of them will feel like they matter.

  • Not fan of the other symbiotes except Carnage and Scream.

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