Venom is one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains. However, the voice actor for Venom recently revealed that only 10% of his recorded dialogue made it into Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. This article will analyze the implications of this news for the future of the villain in the series.
Huge Success, But Moving On
The Insomniac Game’s Spider-Man titles have been hugely successful. Reviews for Spider-Man 2 were great. However, Insomniac seems to be moving on to focus on their upcoming Wolverine game instead.
This leaves questions about future Spider-Man games. Could there be a Venom spin-off title to further explore the complex character?
Venom Actor Confirms Unused Dialogue
Venom’s voice actor Tony Todd confirmed at a recent convention panel that 90% of Venom’s dialogue didn’t make it into the final cut of Spider-Man 2.
This included scrapped scenes of Miles bonding with the symbiote. We don’t know the context of the unused lines. Some were likely generic combat dialogue. But it seems Venom originally had a bigger role that got reduced.
What Does This Mean for Venom’s Future?
This news sparked speculation about Venom’s future in the series. Could there be a standalone Venom side game like the Miles Morales title?
Given Venom’s massive popularity, it’s unlikely Insomniac is finished exploring the character. In the world of comics, dead characters rarely stay dead permanently.
Even though Venom dies at the end of Spider-Man 2 when Harry Osborn is freed, he could still return somehow. Comic book deaths are rarely permanent.
Second Chances for Scrapped Dialogue?
While we don’t know if or when Venom will be back, his unused dialogue could perhaps resurface someday. The recorded lines likely contain great voice work by Tony Todd that could bring more depth to Venom.
Maybe there will be flashbacks or hallucinations featuring Venom where they can reuse the dialogue. Or Venom gets revived and they reincorporate leftover lines. His story seems unfinished.
I Want More Venom
As a huge fan of Venom from the comics, I was thrilled to see him in Spider-Man 2. However, I felt he was underutilized in the game outside of playable combat sections.
Learning 90% of Venom’s dialogue got cut left me disappointed. I wanted more of his fascinating and turbulent bond with Eddie Brock on display. Their inner turmoil is compelling drama.
Dive Deep Into Symbiote Lore
The mystical alien symbiote suit that transforms Eddie Brock into Venom contains untapped story potential. I’d love to see an entire game diving deep into symbiote backgrounds, cultures, enemies, and cosmic lore.
Imagine playing as the symbiote itself at times, bonding with different hosts, shifting forms, even facing rival symbiotes like Carnage.
Venom deserves his own saga. Spider-Man 2 gave a small taste, enough to leave me craving more. Perhaps his leftover dialogue hints atfuture symbiote stories. I cling to that hope.
Q1: How much of Venom’s dialogue was unused?
A: 90% — only 10% made it into the final game.
Q2: What future plans are there for Venom?
A: Nothing officially confirmed yet, but his story seems unfinished.
Q3: Could Venom get his own spin-off game?
A: It’s definitely possible given his popularity, like the Miles Morales title.
Q4: Does Venom stay dead in Spider-Man 2?
A: He dies, but could potentially return somehow — comic deaths rarely last.
Q5: What type of Venom game would you like to see?
A: I’d love to dive deeper into alien symbiote backstories and cosmic lore.