Paul Franklin, the VFX supervisor for Venom, has gone into detail about the film’s new origin story for symbiotes.
There’s plenty of the unknown when it comes to the upcoming Venom movie, especially as it’s a film that doesn’t involve the title character’s arch nemesis Spider-Man. Another is just how the film will present the existence of symbiotes, the specimen that uses Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock as a host.
Well, explaining all to IGN, Paul Franklin, the VFX supervisor on the film, said: “We see, at the beginning of the film, the moment when the symbiotes are collected up by a Life Foundation space probe, which finds them on a comet drifting through space, approaching Earth. And the space probe is out there looking for signs of life, and they can’t believe their luck. There’s life signals everywhere, all across this asteroid.
“The symbiotes seem to actively want to be collected. Because it’s all part of their plan to come to Earth. They’re looking for planets where they can find hosts to inhabit. They’ve never really found a place where they can exist in harmony with the life forms of whatever planet they find themselves on.”
What do you make of this take on the origin of the symbiotes? Does this sound like a good way to tackle the subject for the upcoming film? Let us know below.
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One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), Venom is set for release on October 5th 2018 and features a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, Sope Aluko and Ron Cephas Jones.