Ok, this is probably BS, like all internet talk, but I figured i'd share what i found on another spider-man 3 forum.. this comes from a "PA" in cleveland (probably false, but anyway) Basically, the guy claimed he was working on the parts of the "Venom" storyline. He claims that Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) has an obssession with Gwen Stacey and would do anything to get her, but Gwen loves Peter. Peter is torn between loving MJ or Gwen. Eddie Brock hates Peter, but Harry osborn has a new project awaiting to kill Spider-Man...Catch a spider with a spider...thus harry re-creates a radio-active spider to use to create a new spider-man using a Black Widow instead of a regular spider like the first one. Eddie volunteers, thus creating....Venom, a more powerful Spider-Man to kill Peter Parker. Well, when asked about the Sandman portion of the film, the "PA" did not know anything because he said he wasnt working on that part.... But anyway, its probably all false, but fun to speculate... Cheers Everyone!