February 8, 2013
RUMOR: Could Harry Osborn Be Venom In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2? Leading To VENOM Spin-Off Which Gary Ross And Josh Trank Were Linked To Direct?
A rumor has started online via CBM that Venom could be showing up or at the very least introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. This rumor stems from a recent set image that director Marc Webb tweeted to celebrate Dane Dehaan's birthday. The image is a possible lab locker which in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics (which the new films are based on) is where Parker discovers the Venom symboite. Could the rebooted version of Venom see Harry Obsorn the host instead of Eddie Brock?
This is speculation of course but Sony has been planning a Venom spin-off for years now. Exactly how Venom or the spin-off would fit into the new Spider-Man universe is unknown. A script exists from screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese best known for penning Zombieland along with upcoming projects G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Fox's Deadpool. At one point Hunger Games director Gary Ross was attached but eventually exited to focus on Games instead. Ross passed on making the next three Hunger Game sequels, so it's possible he could be back in the running. Josh Trank director of Chronicle (which stars Dehaan) recently landed the directing job for the Fantastic Four reboot but was also linked to direct Venom down the line too. Dane Dehaan is a rising star and quite possibly could be talented enough to pull-off his own Marvel franchise. You might be confused as both Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson (both unlikable characters at least in the comics) have been hosts to the Venom in the comics. Yet, to make it more cohesive with the Amazing Spider-Man franchise they might be looking at a stronger supporting character with a longstanding history and depth to be face of the new cinematic villain/anti-hero.