campaigning to play Venom in Spider-Man franchise
- November 2014
Sony writer/director/producer Alex Kurtzman is currently
prepping a Venom movie as part of the expanding Amazing
wrestling legend currently signed with WWE, has apparently
started his own campaign to be cast as Venom.
an interview with Irish Central, Stephen Farrelly
- better known to wrestling fans as the redheaded
Sheamus - has revealed not only that he has some ambitious
plans to get into acting, but also that he already
knows exactly what comic book character he would like
his future career goals, which would include working
alongside actors such as Michael Fassbender, Robert
Downey Jr. and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine - X-Men), the
wrestler noted that he has long been a fan of the
Venom character in Marvel Comics and would cherish
the opportunity to portray it on the big screen, advised
always read comic books as a kid, I always remember
Eddie Brock, who was Venom in the Spider-Man comics.
He was kind of a red head. I'd love to play the role
of Venom and Eddie Brock. Venom was one of my favorite
characters. It would be a dream come true for me to
star in the next Spider-Man film as Venom."
moves in the comic book world haven't exactly dismissed
this idea as a complete impossibility. In just the
last few months we've seen wrestler-turned-actor Dave
Bautista absolutely kill it playing Drax The Destroyer
in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, and Dwayne
"The Rock" Johnson - who made the aforementioned
transition years ago, is now signed on to play Black
Adam in DC Comics' Shazam movie.
Would Sony Pictures be willing to give the starring
role in a huge blockbuster like Venom to a fella who
doesn't have a ton of professional acting experience?
- regardless of how good he is as a professional wrestler
aka "sports entertainer".
may not even happen at all. Unlike Marvel Studios
or Warner Bros./DC, Sony Pictures has not laid out
a fully detailed plan for their future comic book
movies, and rumors have suggested that the project
may be riddled with challenges such as financial and
the record, Spider-Man is a Marvel Comics creation,
however the movie rights have been under license to
Sony Pictures for many years.
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