Venom Trailer #2 (2018) *The World Has Enough Superheroes*

Venom’s second full trailer focuses less on the film’s plot and more on showing off Spider-Man’s morally ambiguous doppelganger.  The Venom teaser took a lot of heat for not really showing the symbiote (a word I have apparently been mispronouncing for 30 years).  The first Venom trailer was more story-based but did show a lot of Venom.  The second Venom trailer has more Venom than Tom Hardy.  Aside from the lack of a spider-symbol on his chest (given the absence of Spider-Man from Sony’s Spiderverse, that wouldn’t make sense) Venom looks pretty much exactly as Todd McFarlane drew him when he debuted in Amazing Spider-Man.  There is a ton of Venom fanservice going on in this film, which if nothing else, seems like it is going to be a very different type of comic book movie.  We’ll see if that’s a good or a bad thing when Venom hits theaters October 5, 2018.


Tom Hardy stars in the upcoming feature film as Eddie Brock, the host for Venom. Joining him are Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (the Hunger Games franchise, True Detective).

Venom will hail from Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters and will not be a spinoff of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, wherein Sony allows Spider-Man to be played by Tom Holland. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing along with Amy Pascal, with Palak Patel and Eric Fineman overseeing for Columbia Pictures.

Venom Poster

Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) & Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), the Venom film is set for an October 5, 2018 release date.

9 thoughts on “Venom Trailer #2 (2018) *The World Has Enough Superheroes*”

  1. The way I see it, Venom is either going to be great or a total disaster. I have a difficult time believing it’s going to be middle-of-the-road.

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      1. That’s definitely how it was back in 2017 when films were either good/great or some of the worst of the decade had to offer. 2018 has been a little more consistent, though in exchange, the distributors seem to be the ones all over the place, giving many lauded films limited releases.

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      2. I need to get my review of Mission Impossible: Fallout done, but that gave me finally a solid top 5 for the year. Five really solid, great movies and then a pretty steep drop-off. What I haven’t gotten to see many of this year are the smaller films, and I hope to in the upcoming months because the big films have been mostly disappointments to me. The fall looks pretty weak also. I hope there are some really good surprises here in the last third of the year for film fans.

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      3. I thought Fallout was awesome. I’m glad the critics finally went crazy for an unequivocally good film because they hadn’t done that in awhile (or if they did, distributors failed to screen them where I live). On that note I will say this – if Leave No Trace plays in your area, see it. That was a film that lived up to the hype.

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  2. I’m not taking a stand here on whether this will be good or bad. But it may not be as absurd an idea for a movie as people are saying. Provided the talent was up to snuff, I would watch “Magneto,” wouldn’t you, or “Lex Luther,” or “Joker” (Joker especially. It’s a shame the WB execs are hallucinating one right now, instead of actually making it). My point is that archvillains tend to be really strong. Removing the yings to thier yangs might render the material incomplete and wanting, but if the films HAD to be made, talented people could make the films strong.

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    1. I think this has a lot better chance to be good than Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker project. In other bizarre developments, I had to defend my mockery of Belgium in my Legend of Tarzan review today…of all the weird things I’ve said over the years, it feels a curious place to have to defend myself lol.

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      1. You run a levelheaded site. You really don’t say that much that is weird. For some reason you tolerate all manner of bizzareness from me in your comment sections, but this is the INTERNET, and you somehow manage to stay above the spirit of the place.

        Joaquin is great in the right projects, like Her, but his Joker performance is going to really have to be one of those out-of-the-blue knockouts to justify his casting. It looks like Sony is keeping Venom dark and true to the character (would the MCU be capable of that? I’m still waiting for a truly dark MCU installment, not a serious as hell dramatic one, but a really, really black one about a villain). But DC will cop out by making the Joker redeemable, or only turning the character into the Joker at the end. I want to believe better, but track record, track record.


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