When it was announced we’d be getting a solo Venom movie from Sony that wouldn’t be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was a lot of skepticism. It was then revealed that Tom Hardy would be playing the character, that it’d be R-Rated and will feature Carnage as the villain.
Aside from the fact that it won’t be in the MCU, I think those are all pretty strong indicators that Sony wants to make the project work.
At New York Comic Con, we were able to speak with Venom’s co-creator Todd McFarlane exclusively about what he thought of the upcoming project:
“It’ll be interesting. I’ve seen some movies of his where he can bring anger and a wide personality to it. To me, I think Tom Hardy’s going to be as good as whatever Venom looks like. We all know Tom’s going to act. He’s going to do a good job. So now what’s Venom gonna’ look like? It’s an R-rated movie, how “R” are they going to go? To me, that’s the question. Are they going to go a “little bit R”? Venom’s a monster to me, and to me – are they going to make him a monster or are they going to make him a man? Are they going to humanize him? That’s what we gotta’ find out.”
From what has been reported, it looks like Sony is aiming to make a horror film like those directed by John Carpenter and David Cronenberg – so we could end up getting a type of film that McFarlane was talking about.
It’s exactly the type of movie McFarlane plans on making for the upcoming reboot of Spawn, as he said he’s not aiming to make something for the Marvel and DC crowd, so it’ll be interesting to see how both of these movies turn out. He also said he plans on making a new animated series for Spawn, so let’s hope it all works out for McFarlane and the Venom movie.