Never wound what you can’t kill. One of the last few lines spoken by Topher Grace’s Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Or rather, just Eddie Brock, since while the symbiote was identified, Brock himself was never actually called Venom, but better that than some hokey explanation for the name… unless J. Jonah Jameson came up with it himself.
But regardless, Venom met his end in Spider-Man 3 when Brock dove in to grab the symbiote even though Peter had thrown a pumpkin bomb at it. While Topher Grace continues to work today, such as in the upcoming BlacKkKlansman film this weekend, the role of Eddie Brock has been passed over to Tom Hardy, who will portray the Spider-Man anti-hero in the upcoming Venom film.
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And indeed, while some actors who portray well-known roles tend to bask in that well after the corresponding film has been released, Topher Grace himself has acknowledged that he is no longer Venom. In response to a tweet from Peter Sciretta at Slashfilm, asking ‘Are we Venom?,’ Topher Grace jumped into the conversation, responding with ‘Not anymore bro.’ Here, have a look at Topher Grace’s tweet in the response below:
Not anymore bro.
— Topher Grace (@TopherGrace) August 5, 2018
Not that Topher Grace is bitter at all. Far from it. But even though Tom Hardy is about to step into the role of Eddie Brock, it’s nice to see that Topher Grace is still able to talk about his previous time with the Spider-Man franchise and taking on the role of Venom.
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What did you think of Topher Grace’s performance as Eddie Brock/Venom in Spider-Man 3? Did you enjoy him in the role or no? And what do you think of Topher Grace as Eddie Brock compared to what we’ve seen of Tom Hardy in the Venom trailers so far? Let us know in the comments below.
Spider-Man 3 was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson, J. K. Simmons, and James Cromwell. The film is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
10 Secrets Behind Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Series
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Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is a full-fledged member of the Avengers, but the character has a long history on the big screen. Before Captain America: Civil War and the (not so) Amazing Spider-Man series, Sam Raimi helmed a trilogy starring everyone’s favorite web-head. A B-horror director with a flair for silly moments, Raimi was the perfect choice to bring this quirky character to life.
While they’re far from perfect, Sam Raimi’s movies are gems within the superhero genre. Behind all the whimsical energy and the jokes is a stable of great characters who carry the series forward. No matter how efficient and effective the trilogy is at bringing joy to audiences, there are still a few behind-the-scenes secrets that people don’t know about.
Hit Next to discover ten secrets behind Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series!