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Could Topher Grace Carry an Entire Venom Movie?

To be honest, I actually think a Spider-Man spinoff focusing solely on Venom would be a good way to rejuvenate the Spider-Man franchise, since Spidey's stories themselves seem to be getting pretty tiresome. It seems like this idea is going to work out well for the X-Men series, as they devote one whole movie to Wolverine's story.

However, while it sounds like the bigwigs at Sony are interested in the Venom movie idea, they're not convinced that Topher Grace — who played Venom in the last Spidey flick — could carry an entire blockbuster superhero movie.

What do you think? Would you want to watch Topher venomize for a full movie? And if not Topher, then who?


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colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
He'd carry another movie better than Wimpy Maguire could, but I'm not sure it's such a great idea.
havok636 havok636 8 years
i cannot begin to express how incredibly disappointed in the casting for venom. he's my favorite spiderman villian, yet they get an actor known for his dorky and quirky personality traits? yeah, i was pissed. if they give him a whole movie as venom, i'll boycott
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
I adore him so very much, but I don't think he's enough of a name to carry a spinoff, though he's talented. But all superhero films are total hits or misses and when it's focused on a villain... that just sounds very complicated.
DecemberBaby DecemberBaby 8 years
I like Topher but he's a best friend not a leading man.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
Yuck... they would definitely need to get someone else.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 8 years
Hes a great Eddie Brock, but a horrible actor and cant pull off the bad ass that is Venom. It just doesnt work.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
oops *love
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
I ove Topher. I don't think I see enough of him in movies.
mdwseatac mdwseatac 8 years
I'm bothered by topher grace starting with his need to call himself topher instead of chris or christopher (he's soo artsy) and second by his lack of acting talent
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Topher is awesome. I quit watching 70's show cuz he left. He is great at comedy AND at action.
soulight soulight 8 years
I thought Topher Grace was so lackluster as Eddie Brock /Venom and he was only on screen for 30 minutes I can't imagine a full 2 hours of him on the screen.
kittyink kittyink 8 years
Having read Spider-Man for many years, I always thought Topher should have played Peter Parker. Toby Maguire is completely uninteresting to me and I found it difficult to watch him play my favorite superhero. So I would definitely support an all-Topher movie.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
maybe - i'm not so sure about it. he has held lead roles in movies before but none of them have ever been major blockbusters, and doing a spin-off to one of the highest grossing franchises kind of puts an expectation out there. we'll have to see i guess - cause you never know. he might step up and blow us all away.
Wicked Wicked 8 years
sucked* :)
Wicked Wicked 8 years
Spiderman 3 sucks. He doesn't need a spinoff movie.
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 8 years
He's a good actor but he was a HORRIBLE choice for Venom. He just doesn't have that evil side (nor did Tobey Macguire, for that matter.)
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