I never know what to believe on these movie gossip sites, but it looks like the villain lineup for Spider-Man 3 is set: Venom, Sandman and Hobgoblin.
Sounds like it could be a crowded movie.
Topher Grace as Venom? Eddie Brock is a big guy in the comics Topher`s got some major beefing up to do to fit that part.
Secret Wars!!! I can't believe anyone remembers that. What a mess the Secret Wars were. Marvel just needed an excuse to cross-promote their comics.
I don't think the origin of the symbiote is all that important, but I think they could work in the alien part pretty easily without getting to complicated. It could just be attached to a comet that crashes to earth or something.
Again, I'm not entirely sure how accurate the article is, but Topher Grace and William Hayden Church are definitely both signed on.