Well with both Stan Lee and Raimi's brother basically confirming Venom, I had to ask...why did Raimi have go to and ruin a good thing? Sure SM3 could still turn out great but its really not the direction the franchise should have taken after the second film. I mean why, with 3 more films after this one, do they have to rush Venom and cram him in with two other villians, one of which (GG2) is a mega-villian in his own right? Or by squishing Venom into this one, they run the chance of overshadowing Harry's role and ruining the Goblin legacy Raimi had set up so perfectly in 2. It seemed so obvious: Harry promises revenge in SM1, Harry finds the Goblin gear in SM2, Raimi says he's not a fan of Venom...how did this happen? And dont get me wrong I love Venom as a character too and thats why I think he be should held off on. Bringing him in this early and along with two other villians is not only too much, but a disservice to not only GG2 but Venom himself, unless they're merely setting him up for SM4. But with the recent comments from certain ppl that doesnt look the case and it sounds like Venom will appear just for the final battle and thats it. A real shame, I say.