Venom Almost Had A Completely Different Opening Scene

Needless to say, this is going to be loaded with spoilers for Venom, so stop reading now if you do not want to know what happens in the film.

Movies evolve, particularly in the screenwriting process. Ideas are raised, and subsequently tossed out, as the creative minds try and decipher what’s best for a movie. Those who saw Venom this weekend (and it was a LOT of you) know that the movie opens in outer space, where a craft commissioned by the Life Foundation is returning to Earth, with some symbiotes in tow. There’s a lot of talk about Venom’s home world in the movie, so when we sat down with the Venom team, we asked them if there ever was a version of the movie where we saw Venom’s home planet of Klyntar, director Ruben Fleischer explained:

It’s definitely something that can be saved for subsequent stories, perhaps as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) explores the origin of this new alien that has possessed him. A lot of Venom deals with Eddie just reacting to the arrival of the symbiote. Perhaps, in Venom 2, Brock will want to know more about where Venom came from, particularly as he tries to figure out a way to defeat Carnage (Woody Harrelson). Because you KNOW that’s coming.

This much is hinted at by Venom producer Matt Tolmach, who also told CinemaBlend:

So, at one point, Team Venom thought about going to Klyntar, but it never came to be. Audiences didn’t seem to mind. Venom broke records as opened to a massive number, and we personally believe the opening number is big enough to warrant a sequel. Tom Hardy’s back, and Woody Harrelson will be with him. What about Michelle Williams? Or any new characters? Time will tell.

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