Venom Movie’s Comic Book Influences Explained

It’s safe to say Spider-Man fans have had a fairly mixed reaction to Sony’s upcoming Venom movie so far. On the one hand, it’s great to see Eddie Brock being given another chance on the big screen. On the other, you’d hardly know we’re getting a new Spider-Man universe movie just based on the first trailer.

But while that trailer may have played things pretty close to the vest, the movie is definitely drawing inspiration from the source material. The film’s director, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), has said that it’s based mainly on two different comics arcs: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes. So let’s breakdown how this new Venom looks to be adapting Marvel’s comics and those stories specifically…

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