The You Cast the Villain series has seen better days, but with the advent of Spider-man coming home to Marvel (for the most part), some of my favorite villains could now appear in the MCU! Luis Rodriguez asked fellow Creators which Spider-man villain they want to see most and I couldn't wait to give an answer.
After seeing Topher Grace butcher the magnificent character that is Venom, I think he is the first one that needs some redeeming... and what better way to bring that about than by letting fans decide? But first, some clarification on who Venom is and which version I want to see.
When referring to Venom in the main Marvel universe, you are likely referring to conflicted anti-hero Eddie Brock, the second recipient of the Venom Symbiote after Peter Parker.
You may also be referring to the Venom Symbiote itself, a symbiotic organism from another planet who feeds on adrenaline and grants spider-like powers to its owner.
Because symbiotes do not exclusively bond to one being, a number of people have worn the symbiote over the years, taking along with it the "Venom" name. Notable among them are Army Corporal Flash Thompson, currently using the organism as an agent of the United States government, and career criminal Mac Gargan, operating with the Symbiote as a member of the Thunderbolts and the Dark Avengers.
As much as I'd love to see the Flash Thompson version come to the big screen, or even Mac Gargan and the Thunderbolts, I think it's a little too soon for that (particularly since we're getting a high school Peter Parker). As stated above, I would love to see an Eddie Brock that is both a physical presence and a believable anti-hero. Who knows which direction Marvel/Sony will go with Spidey's villain (particularly in how they tie into Phase 3), but for now let do some speculations, shall we? Vote away and be on the look out for future rounds as well as other Spider-man villains.
Dominic Purcell or Gerard Butler?
Vin Diesel or Tom Hardy?
Theo James or Liam Hemsworth?
Kellan Lutz or Liam McIntyre?
Jensen Ackles or Ryan Kwanten?
Are there any actors I missed? Voice off in the comments and perhaps we can add some to future rounds.