With all of the fuss over the potential return of some of the previous characters from Sony's Spider-Man past, there's one evil villain that we've all forgotten about - Venom.
And no, not Tom Hardy's iteration of the anti-hero (whose next instalment potentially drops some major crossover goodness), we're talking about Topher Grace from Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3'. Could he be getting a reprisal in Tom Holland's 'No Way Home'? Let's see what the actor has to say on the matter.
Topher Grace played the role of Eddie Brock in the criminally disappointing third and final outing for Tobey Maguire's webslinger in 2007. At first just an arrogant adeversary who dislikes Peter, he eventually becomes merged with the black symbiote after the wallclimber gets rid of it, thus creating the supervillain Venom. Unfortunately, the character wasn't all that he was cracked up to be, and somehow got lost in the shuffle in amongst James Franco's Harry Osborn/New Goblin and Thomas Haden Church's Sandman.
But with Tom Holland's 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' expected to bring back characters from the Spider-Man movies of the past (Alfred Molina's Dr. Otto Octavius is the only confirmed one thus far), fan speculation is rife with theories as to how this multiverse entry in the MCU is going to go down.
Let's see what Topher Grace has to say on the matter of his return, shall we? It goes from the far-fetched to the hilarious. Take a look. The actor wrote on his AMA (ask me anything):
Please keep it between us but yes, I am in it. The plot starts with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) bummed that everyone knows his identity and then some crazy s--t happens with Dr. Strange and Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina) comes into his dimension. Then Electro and the Green Goblin hop out of one of those 'energy circles' and they’re like "It’s spider stompin time". Then Tom Hardy and I pop out and battle each other and I win (obvi), it’s like not even a fight I just kick his ass immediately. Not to give too much away but there are also some actors from the original 70s Spiderman show, Aquaman and Batman (Affleck, not Keaton) crossover, and thanks to Disney Han Solo’s ghost from 'Rise of Skywalker', and that Eve robot from Wall-E. Again, please keep between us.
Let's just say if Topher Grace shows up in 'Spider-Man: No Way Home', we'll be very surprised. But hey, stranger things have happened in the MCU, right?