Venom... a good guy? I guess us comic book Spider-Man fans just can't get a break can we! It sounds like they are going to totally reinvent the character as a good guy! They might as well just not make the movie. Spider-Man is the good guy! Venom is not the good guy, Spider-Man and Venom fight each other! That good guy against bad guy. Are they going to team up in Spider-Man 5 to save humanity? What the hell is this. The news comes from Variety which states:
The Venom, an arch enemy of the web-slinger in the Marvel Comics series, will be transformed into an anti-hero who becomes a defender of the innocent.
Bullshit! Defender of the innocent? Are you kidding me? Spider-Man is the defender of the innocent, Venom kills the innocent! I've been getting pumped up for this Venom spin-off movie! Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote a script which I thought was great because Zombieland was awesome. Then Gary Ross has come on board to do a rewrite of the script and possibly direct the movie, which I was really excited for because he is really talented. Now the bomb is dropped that Venom will be a good guy? That just kills the whole movie for me. I don't care to see Venom as a good guy. Do you?
Another one of our favorite comicbook characters is going to get ruined by the Hollywood system. VENOM IS A VILLAIN! Not a guy who goes around saving people! Come on people! Just so you know S.H.I.E.L.D. considers the Venom symbiote one of the greatest threats to humanity right along side Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Red Skull. And Sony wants to make him a good guy.
I should probably point out that Venom did have a comic book in the 90's called Lethal Protector which I did not mention above because I was in heated ranting mode. In that comic Venom was an anti-hero, but I didn't really get into it, because even in the comics I never wanted to see Venom as a good guy. It was after this storyline that Venom's popularity began to fade. Ultimately Venom is a Villain. So there ya go.