Who should play Eddie Brock/Venom?

I didn't mind the way they portrayed Eddie in SM3. Like him and Peter are two sides of the same coin. It could of been brilliant, if given more time to explore the relationship between them. I mean, Eddie wants Peter dead just because he lost his job? WTF!?! Great story telling Sam...

There was a lot of potential for that story, if there was more focus on it. There should of been a smaller villain at the start, someone like Shocker. Then the relationship between Peter and Eddie could of been touched on more. Didn't Avi say Eddie had a very bad childhood and was the complete opposite of Peter before it came out? Well, what the hell happened to that? It wasn't even remotely touched on. If the character of Eddie Brock was developed more, making Venom a great villain would of been easier. If we actually knew what made Eddie tick, what made him the way he was it could of been interesting. But all we got was a more wise ass version of Peter Parker. If Eddie was actually made into a stronger character Venom would automatically be a stronger character. We could of actually felt for Eddie's plight, or perhaps hated him even more, like how a real villain should be treated. Something Raimi doesn't seem to realize. The villains make a superhero film, they are just as, if not more important than the hero. And I don't care what anyone says, Venom could of been a truly brilliant villain.
 
I didn't mind the way they portrayed Eddie in SM3. Like him and Peter are two sides of the same coin. It could of been brilliant, if given more time to explore the relationship between them. I mean, Eddie wants Peter dead just because he lost his job? WTF!?! Great story telling Sam...

There was a lot of potential for that story, if there was more focus on it. There should of been a smaller villain at the start, someone like Shocker. Then the relationship between Peter and Eddie could of been touched on more. Didn't Avi say Eddie had a very bad childhood and was the complete opposite of Peter before it came out? Well, what the hell happened to that? It wasn't even remotely touched on. If the character of Eddie Brock was developed more, making Venom a great villain would of been easier. If we actually knew what made Eddie tick, what made him the way he was it could of been interesting. But all we got was a more wise ass version of Peter Parker. If Eddie was actually made into a stronger character Venom would automatically be a stronger character. We could of actually felt for Eddie's plight, or perhaps hated him even more, like how a real villain should be treated. Something Raimi doesn't seem to realize. The villains make a superhero film, they are just as, if not more important than the hero. And I don't care what anyone says, Venom could of been a truly brilliant villain.

Although I think Topher Grace was a terrible choice for Venom, I do agree with most of your thoughts.
 
I liked Topher in the role of Brock. I hated the Venom in SM3 though.

The original concept (and action figure) was far better:
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Needs to be somebody that could fill that costume.
 
I definitely don't blame Topher for taking the role but how Raimi portrayed the character was terrible. Not to mention he was a minor role and most fans wanted him to be the primary villain.

Most comic movies do not do well when you have 3 villains and bad writing which is why Spidey 3 failed. Not to mention the trailer led everyone to believe it was a epic more serious tale and it clearly wasn't.
 
the multiple character formula never works out that well. I hope the new wolverine flick doesnt fall victim to it
 
the multiple character formula never works out that well. I hope the new wolverine flick doesnt fall victim to it

It seems more like cameos in Wolverine's trailers than like main villains. Also, arclight theatres website says Wolverine is 2 hours. YEAH!
 
I'd like someone like Dominic Prucell to play Venom, mostly due to the fact he's kinda built enough to play him and I think he would be decent. Better then Topher anyway. But in all honestly, as much as I love Venom and would like a movie, I don't think its gonna happen. A spin-off of him would be hard to explain since he dies in SM3 thanks to Raimi. Any other time I say that to someone they always go 'Well they made an Elekra spin-off and she died.'. and I have to explain that she died in the comics and was brought to life. Venom dind't die. And if he did I don't think he died by having a pumpkin bomb thrown at him.
 
Not that I think a lot of people know him but the guy I would choose to play Venom would be a guy by the name of Biff Boswell. He has the physique to do Eddie Brock justice!
 
Love how old this topic is because some of this stuff was answered. Honestly SM3 , Topher could have done it if they focused more on his character. I didn't understand why he felt he needed to come to god to ask for Parkers death. Gwen connection was so weak that it was a blink and miss moment.

Multiple bad guys can work but they can't all be the main bad guy. Nolan did it right by weaving a story where all the bad guys have a purpose. 3 bad guys trying to kill spiderman because they don't like him is not enough. Honestly Harry should have been Venom really. Imagine Harry as Venom doing all the things he did in the film.

I think size is irrevelant depending on how brock is supposed to be. In one case he is physically older and more imposing. In another he can be Peter without the morals. In another he can be Peter but without the family aspects. Venom is a monster and I think the comics got it right with Gargan. Make him in his peaceful state Spiderman sized but out of control turn him into a hulking beast.
 
I voted other. I think Brock Lesnar would be perfect. He's a big dude, 6'3" 265. Eddie Brock when he was venom was 6'3" 260. Brock also has the blond Spiked hair.
 
And yet...can Brock Lesnar act?

Serioulsy, why is this no-acting wrestler always the frontrunner for Venom fans as the prime candidate for Eddie Brock?

Can we just get a guy who can actually play Eddie Brock, have him gain some muscle through months of exercise, dye his hair and use make-up to have him look like Eddie, and be happier than just choosing some mook who just happens to look like the character and be big like the character but can't be the character?

Sure Lesnar is as huge as Eddie is/was, but do we really need the actor to be that damn big? Chris Hemsworth played Thor, and even after bulking up, Chris was physically bigger but hardly as big as Thor...Chris was like 6'1 and 215 lb while Thor is supposed to be 6'3-6'4 and like close to 650 lbs. But nobody cared that "Hemsworth isn't realistically as big and heavy as comic Thor..." He gained enough muscle and grew a beard and we easily believed this man, who looked NOTHING like Thor prior, was THOR.

We can easily find real talent that can bulk up to a respectable 215-230 lbs, make him look like Eddie, and call it a day.
 
Nobody. I hate venom. I hate, hate, hate, HATE that character.

Topher was fine in SM3. not much you can do with a weak character.
 
Over further speculation into the topic I would also throw in John Cena, he would look great in the Venom symbiote with his incredible physique and have the perfect attitude that Eddie usually has toward Peter.
 
Venom as a Green Lantern villain might have saved that movie. :woot:
 

It certainly wouldn't have hurt. Alien muck from a meteroite falls on each and possesses some hapless victim (maybe even Hector Hammond). Only the power of a Green Lantern could cleanse the host of the symbiote, but he still has to find and capture him first. Makes sense if you think about. You can even say it's born of residue from Parallax.

It's better than explaining how Spidey got it by mistake while fighting offworld in the Secret Wars. Or how he just happened to be nearby when a tiny meteorite fell and out came the symbiote. :whatever: Better that GL face this thing than your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
 
I like how you give me the rolleyes, but then forget to mention spider-man is marvel, not DC. :dry:
 
I like how you give me the rolleyes, but then forget to mention spider-man is marvel, not DC. :dry:

They can always buy the character from Marvel. Call in a foreign import or maybe even trade one character for another. The idea of having Venom as a Green Lantern villain works so well.
 
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