For months, Spidey fans have been speculating on who the big villian will be in the upcoming Spider-Man 3
(due out next year). Sam Raimi has gone on record as saying he's not a big fan of Venom and wanted to wait to use the character in the film series. (I can't blame him really...I liked Venom at first, but I really think the character got overexposed).
Well, it seems we'll get two villains for the next Spidey installment--the already confirmed Sandman and another villian played by Topher Grace. For months, I've read rumors that he'd step into the role of Venom, though there were others who said Raimi didn't want Venom and Grace would play Electro or another second-tier Spidey villain.
Seems that the odds of the second villain being Venom are greater today based on the new publicity poster
for Spidey 3
that's hit the net. From the story at Superhero Hype, that is not a black and white photo, but the actual black costume. As any good super hero fan knows, Spidey had the black costume first (it was an alien symbiote in the regalar continuity and his dad helped create the suit in the Ultimate continuity), rejected it and it bonded with Eddie Brock to create Venom.
Seeing that poster, it makes me think Venom's on tap for the next film. Or is he? I can see Raimi banking on the fact that Spidey 3
will be a huge hit and there will be a Spidey 4. So why not introduce the black suit in Spidey 3
, start the Venom storyline and then have Venom be the big villain for Spidey 4.
Follow the mold of X2
and Batman Begins
where the story ends but the seeds are sewn for the next installment (though I honestly doubt X3
will deliver on that promise since it's directed by Brett Ratner and is being rushed into theaters by FOX....). Also, we can't forget that the last time we looked Harry Obsourne had found his father's stash of Goblin gear, thus creating the possibility that the Green Goblin could return to haunt Spidey.
All I can say is--man, I cannot wait for Spidey 3
to hit theaters. If the first two are any indication, this is going to be one of the best super hero movies EVER.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/24/2006 08:03:00 AM