Okay, I've got some things to say about this one.
If you haven't heard, recently it was announced that Gary Ross ('Pleasantville' and 'Seabiscuit') would be writing/directing the upcoming Marvel spinoff, 'Venom'.
Now, all I've been hearing about this film (from other users) is shiot! And, while I agree in some sense. There's a part of me that's saying: "This might be good."
[Now, keep in mind that I have my own original ideas on the character of Venom/Eddie Brock. So, maybe that makes me a wee little biased.]
You know what. I think that Venom's an interesting character (not Brock, Venom). And, I think that there could be some pretty interesting ideas brought to the screen with a 'Venom' film. However, I'd much rather see them reboot Venom in the comic-book universe than just go ahead and give him a movie, right off the bat. Personally, I think that it'd be pretty cool if the story was post Spider-Man's death and it was all about Venom/Eddie Brock and how he copes with Manhattan's thirst for vengenance against him (P.S. This was my idea, mother fuckers. And, if you want to try and sell that one to Hollywood... I KILL YOU!)
. For me, that would make a perfect comic-book series.
So, Hollywood, here's an idea: STOP WITH THE SPINOFFS OF CHARACTERS THAT DON'T NEED/DESERVE SPINOFFS!!!
I swear to God, if they want to make this movie based on Venom's comic-book anthology. Fine. However, if they want to come up with something fresh and original with the character... What in the blue hell is the point of having this movie based off of a character where fans and purists expect a fair amount of the character's characteristics to be invested into the bloody movie?
Look, here's a perfect example: 'District 9'. Originally, this was supposed to be the 'Halo' film. But, instead, Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson decided to do something completely original. What did they do? They made 'District 9'. Fantastic movie. And, while I'm sure that the 'Halo' movie may have been just about as cool (if not better/worse). Still, wouldn't you guys rather see something original?
I know I sure as hell would!