We all know that Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock will combine with a symbiote in Venom – it’s the entire premise, after all.
However, what we don’t know is why exactly the symbiotes (yes, there are a load of them) come to Earth in the first place.
Well ponder no more, as some of the movie’s production wizards have revealed all, explaining that the alien life forces are actively looking to be collected by humans.
“We see, at the beginning of the film, the moment when the symbiotes are collected up by a Life Foundation space probe, which finds them on a comet drifting through space, approaching Earth,” VFX supervisor Paul Franklin told IGN.
“And the space probe is out there looking for signs of life, and they can’t believe their luck. There’s life signals everywhere, all across this asteroid.
“The symbiotes seem to actively want to be collected. Because it’s all part of their plan to come to Earth. They’re looking for planets where they can find hosts to inhabit.
“They’ve never really found a place where they can exist in harmony with the life forms of whatever planet they find themselves on.”
It also sounds like the Life Foundation, which is run by Riz Ahmed’s billionaire Carlton Drake, is a “cover” for doing dark scientific experiments involving the symbiotes.
“The company itself is supposed to be this beautiful, perfect scientific endeavor for all mankind, while actually, it’s just the dark cover-up for doing scientific experiments that are going a bit too far, and using people for things that are non-ethical,” added production designer Oliver Scholl.
“And besides that, being treasonous, teaming up with aliens to take over Earth. So, that’s not really healthy.”
However, Brock bonds with his symbiote outside of Drake’s view, Franklin adding: “We see several different symbiotes. We’ve got different colored symbiotes. We understand that Venom isn’t just a one-off organism.
“This is a completely new thing for the symbiotes. The Venom symbiote finds Eddie Brock, finds he can live in equilibrium with him. That there’s a balance that can be found there.”
Venom is released in cinemas on October 5.
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