After years spent in development hell, Sony Pictures' Venom movie is finally getting off the ground. Following the announcement a few months back that Venom is back up and running, the studio revealed last week that former Bane Tom Hardy will play Eddie Brock and Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer will direct the feature. Given how Topher Grace's Venom wasn't positively received in 2007's Spider-Man 3, this is a good opportunity for the Marvel character to earn some much needed cinematic redemption.

Because Sony is crafting the Venom movie without using Spider-Man, there are restrictions on what it will be able to do, especially when you also consider what the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going with the Spider-Man mythology. That said, there are still elements from the comics that can be incorporated into the blockbuster to make it as faithful as possible. Here are the main things we want to see in Venom when it arrives in theaters on October 5, 2018.

The Symbiote's Alien Origins

In the Ultimate Marvel continuity, the symbiote was artificially created by Edward Brock Sr. and Richard Parker as a way to cure cancer. An Easter Egg in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 indicated that that series was going the scientific route with Venom, but for this Venom movie, it's better they take influence from the main comics continuity by keeping the symbiote an alien. While it's impossible to have Spider-Man bring back the symbiote from a strange planet, Venom could follow in Spider-Man 3's footsteps by having the symbiote crash-land on Earth, and from there, it finds its way to Eddie Brock. However, unlike Spider-Man 3, it's important that Venom offer at least a little information about where the symbiote came from and why it traveled to our world. Should a sequel be ordered, its background can be expanded upon, like how it's a member of the species known as the Klyntar.

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