VENOM WAS ORIGINALLY GOING TO BE FEMALE?
Since he first appeared in 1984, comic book fans mainly associate venom as a buff male character, primarily because his first and most well-known host was a very muscular human known as Eddie Brock.
Venom may be a male, but in reality, the character was meant to be completely different, as writer David Michelinie initially planned to make the deadly symbiote a female with a very different backstory.
According to Michelinie, the idea was for a pregnant woman to be walking down the street with her husband, and while walking, a taxi hits and kills her husband as a result of the driver being distracted by Spider-Man, who at the time is fighting a villain.
The accident was then supposed to make her go into labor, which causes her to lose the baby right there on the sidewalk, leading her to lose her mind, and gaining an immense hatred for Spider-Man.
This woman was supposed to find the extraterrestrial symbiote and become Venom, but Michelinie was urged by his editor to change the character’s backstory, as he did not believe that a woman could be a true threat to Spider-Man physically.