During an interview with CinemaBlend, director Ruben Fleischer revealed that the creative team behind Venom originally envisioned a different opening for the film.
Although Venom’s origin is no longer tied to Spider-Man, the symbiote’s home of the planet of Klyntar remains a vital part of the entity’s history and director Ruben Fleischer revealed that there was a point in time when the film was going to open with a scene on the alien planet. However, the filmmaker later decided that it would be best to leave certain aspects of the symbiote’s origin a mystery for the time being:
The beginning of the movie was a hard one. Like, how much do we want to tell the backstory? There was a version [of the opening] where there was a planet crawling with tons of symbiotes that were collected and taken back to Earth by the Life Foundation. They had encountered them. But it kind of felt like, my instinct was it would be better to keep it more mysterious and just know that they’ve retrieved something from space. We don’t know exactly by what means or how. Jenny [Slate]’s character later says they encountered it on a comet that was passing, and they retrieved these samples and brought it back to Earth. But yeah, I thought it was better just leave it a little bit mysterious, the backstory of the aliens.”
Producer Matt Tolmach stated that there was artwork for the planet but explained that it made more sense “to let the origin of those things kind of unravel in the storytelling is as opposed to going [to that planet].”
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Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.