If one thing is to be said about Spider-Man, it’s that not only does he have one of the richest rogues galleries Marvel has to offer, but in all of comics as well. Of course, there are those whom True Believers tend to favor over others, but none of us can deny the cult following that Venom has amassed over the years.
Bonded to an alien symbiote that helps in giving him such a badass look, this character has sometimes found himself portrayed as an anti-hero, a practice not uncommon whenever someone normally thought of as being “a bad guy” is the protagonist in a given narrative. Thus, we expect that to hold true with the feature film.
Of course, devout comic book readers know that Eddie Brock wasn’t the only one to have gone down this path, which makes today’s news doubly interesting, especially when you take into account that Planet of the Symbiotes will influence the film’s script. Naturally, we’re not expecting a straight-up adaptation as that’s rarely the case with superhero movies, but it’s becoming increasingly easier to connect more than a few dots.
But before doing so, let’s bring up the fact that actress Michelle Williams confirmed she’s playing Anne Weying in a conversation with Screen Rant before saying this:
“I’ve done one other movie where I was asked to track a tennis ball with my eyes and pretend it was a giant creature thing. Not my favorite thing in the world to do, but it is a skill set and I’m trying to learn it. And uh, she’s, geez, what can I tell you? Not too much right now.”
For those unfamiliar, Anne Weying was Eddie Brock’s ex-wife in the comics and just so happened to be the first She-Venom (not to be confused with Gwenom). Now, just because Williams did some green screen work doesn’t mean she’ll be one of several possible others to bond with a symbiote in the motion picture, but it’s definitely a possibility we have to consider.
Venom opens in theaters on October 5, 2018.