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.Continue reading Venom Trailer #2 (2018) *The World Has Enough Superheroes*
Sony has released the first full trailer for Venom. The teaser trailer had a good atmosphere to it, but we didn’t actually get to see Venom. Well, we’ve seen him now! There’s a lot about the trailer I like that Spider-Man 3 completely got wrong with the character, there’s also a few things about it that give me pause (not the least of which is that is NOT how I have been saying “symbiote” for 25 years). I like they establish Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as a decent guy. I like that Venom is its own personality and that together they are a “we” entity. That’s very true to the comics. I love the look of the character. Some of the F/X seem a little off, but in a trailer six months out that’s tough to judge. It’s recently been reported that Woody Harrelson’s role in the film will be Carnage, but we’ll have to see when Venom hits theaters October 5, 2018.
Sony has released the first teaser for Venom and it’s a true teaser, giving very little away about the film. Venom, butchered in Spider-Man 3, is one of the most popular villains/anti-heroes (depending on the host) in Marvel Comics, and Tom Hardy is a great choice to embody that. I’m not sure what Sony intends with its Spider-Man-free Spiderverse. I think rather than give Tom Holland up, Disney would rather buy Sony at this point. What we do know about the film is summarized by Coming Soon below. The film also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson. Venom will hit theaters October 5, 2018.
My enthusiasm for Columbia Pictures’ “Spidey-verse” evaporated with the abomination that was Amazing Spider-Man 2. AMS 2 is also the lowest-grossing movie in the franchise’s history, but that isn’t stopping them from pushing ahead, though it seems it has shaken up their release schedule.
Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six movie, featuring the villains in Spider-Man’s rogues gallery, will be the next film released and not Amazing Spider-Man 3. Perhaps they decided they needed to retool after the AMS2 backlash, or maybe Goddard was just more ready to go, but Sinister Six will release November 11, 2016. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2018 (four years is a long time for a hero supposedly in his teens; wonder what kind of time jump in the story they’ll take). No word on the rumored Venom spin-off film.
I was done with this all after AMS2, but might be tempted back if Goddard can right the ship with a unique film from the villains’ perspective.