If you're anywhere near a computer, television or another entity drawing breath, you know that movie villains are kind of hot right now. Hoping to cash in on a little of that Batman scratch is Sony, who just pushed into development a project that would bring back Venom, Spidey's gooey black nemesis from Spider-Man 3.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Topher Grace, who played the part of Venom host Eddie Brock, doesn't have an automatic in to the movie role, as the studio is not sure Grace could carry a film to huge numbers at the box office. Also going for the studio on that front is the nature of the beast, so to speak; Venom is actually just a viscous substance that attaches to a host, giving him (or her) special powers. So it's likely that Sony will sic the villainous goo onto an actor with a little more box office cred.
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