COMICS: Cullen Bunn Teases Eddie Brock's New Role As 'Toxin' In VENOM
With Flash Thompson now n control of the 'Venom' symbiote, what will become of the original host, Eddie Brock? Well, writer Cullen Bunn talks here about the return of the character in issue #31 of Venom as he becomes a very different 'Toxin'. Check it out!
Talking to Newsarama, Venom writer Cullen Bunn has teased the roe of Eddie Brock in that series AND the Marvel Universe moving forward. As Flash Thompson is currently in control of the 'Venom' symbiote, the iconic character will instead be taking on the role of 'Toxin' (although it sounds as if we should expect a much different take on the character than the one seen during the "Savage Six" story arc). The full interview can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. In that, Bunn also reveals that the chances of the Superior Spider-Man and Venom coming face-to-face at some point in the near future is, "a certainty". Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
You'll start getting glimpses of him before issue #31, but in #31, Toxin returns. There are a lot of people who say, "Eddie Brock should be the only Venom. He's the only person worthy of being Venom." My goal, as lofty as it may be, is, I really want people to forget about Eddie as Venom. What [artist] Declan [Shalvey] and I are trying to do is, once we tell this story, I want people to associate Eddie Brock with Toxin.
It's a lofty goal, because he has such a big history with Venom, but a lot of people really liked when he was Anti-Venom. We want to make Toxin a viable, interesting, dynamic character on his own — the Eddie/Toxin combo, or "Broxin" as I've seen him referred. [Laughs.] Our goal is to really make people love and hate and fear Toxin, and Eddie Brock.
When Eddie and Toxin were bonded in "Savage Six," he was almost like this mindless killing machine. That is not the Toxin you are going to see. I don't want to say he's solidly a villain, but for Venom, at least, he is solidly an antagonist. The one thing that Eddie and Toxin have in common is that they both hate Venom — both the symbiote and the man. That solidifies their partnership to some degree.
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