((Venom has been rumored to be one of two villians in the upcoming 2007 film Spider-Man 3. Kirsten Dunst, who plays Mary Jane Watson in the film franchise, has claimed Venom will appear in this film and will be played by Topher Grace, much to the chagrin of many long time fans who feel that Grace does not have the intensity to pull off the ferocious character (with many favoring Vin Diesel or the Rock for the role). It is worth noting that the Ultimate version of Venom is much different, and would be much more plausible for Grace to pull off. There is no official statement from Sony confirming or denying this. Sam Raimi has supposedly gone on record as saying that while he is in directorial control of the Spider-Man film saga, Venom will never appear as a villain. This had lead to some fans wondering, if Venom does appear, whether Raimi would portray Venom as a rival superhero, or some other form different from the comics. Recent promotional images of Spider-Man 3 show Peter Parker wearing a black suit, increasing speculation that Venom will indeed be a villain in the film.Raimi doesn’t want to do the Venom Saga, yet there’s a black outfit…hmmm. It should be noted that Spiderman also had a non-Venom black outfit.