‘Spider-Man 3′ put the finishing touch to the beloved Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi, a film that, although it was quite criticized at the time - leading to the cancelation of a fourth movie that was already planned- contributed a lot to Spidey’s cinematic universe, with villains like Sandman, Venom and the return of Green Goblin. The fact is that Raimi wanted to go for a much more terrifying, violent, and visceral version of the symbiote, bringing his Marvel vision closer to his Evil Dead saga. And good proof of this are the scenes deleted from the film, as well as the storyboards shown in the following video.
This was Sam Raimi’s terrifying Venom
As the discarded material from ‘Spider-Man 3′ demonstrates, the effects of the symbiote were going to be much more aggressive on Peter Parker. A good example of this is the discarded scene shown at minute 9:30 in which Peter looks in the mirror and sees a Venom much closer to its final form. The most violent moment, however, comes in the final fight scene between Spider-Man and Venom in the building under construction.
The original plan had Spider-Man impaling Venom to the ground with rebar, forcing the symbiote to abandon Eddie Brock’s completely consumed body and letting the audience see the victim’s skeleton. All of it led to a fight similar to what we saw in the final cut of the film, with Venom stuck between bars with which Peter beats him by making them resonate and destroying the alien. Many of these scenes can be found in the Editor’s Cut version of the film, although many of them never got to be filmed or ended up completely discarded. The last time Tobey Maguire appeared as Spider-Man in the big screen took place during ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, alongside Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield’s masked vigilantes.