Published: Fri, February 09, 2018

Venom teaser trailer released

Venom teaser trailer released

The closest we get to seeing Venom in the first trailer is this poster. Sony is determined to funnel the goodwill Marvel has injected into their most viable brand into a franchise of their own, and it certainly seems like they're putting all of their eggs in the Venom basket. After merging with the symbiote, Spider-Man gained enhanced powers, but he ultimately parted with the symbiote after discovering it was a living alien that required a host to survive.

Still, fans were less than pleased that the spot only featured Hardy as Brock and not the eponymous Venom. Sadly, though, it lacks any footage of Venom in-costume.

Couch: Consider this an early Venom present. The shooting for the film was wrapped up last month. The whole process on this movie reminds me of X-Men: First Class - a film that had a quick production timeline that generated some skepticism, but one that moved along swiftly and competently. If it didn't have Venom credits at the end, I'm not sure many people would have even known it was a Venom movie.

Throughout Hardy's voiceover we get random cuts from the film. But what kind of superhero is he going to be? Plus, an agonized Hardy expression.

Kasady is described as a "psychopath" and "homicidal sadist" who wreaked havoc on his family as a boy before he even became a supervillain.

While the teaser does not show any Venom, we get a fleeting glimpse of the dreaded symbiote. Well, that, and whether Tom Holland might pop up in Venom after all. Worst-case scenario, we will be getting an interesting Tom Hardy performance.

Like I said, it doesn't show a lot.

Indeed, if we're assuming that this movie follows established Spider-Man story arcs, then there is no Venom without Spider-Man.

Eddie Brock/Venom's sole previous incarnation on the big screen was in 2007's Spider-Man 3, played by Topher Grace.

In case you missed it, you can take a look at how the original Venom was illustrated over at Tom Hardy is stepping into the title role as Eddie Brock in a universe where he isn't one of Spider-Man's greatest villains, but his own hero... or anti-hero... or worse. I want it to be good. You know, so they can pretend he's a real living human being.

"Putting out a Venom trailer without Venom is like a Solo trailer without Han Solo", wrote another. For crying out loud it's the name of the flippin' movie!

Couch: Batman Begins came out seven years after Batman & Robin.

One half contains the glossy, funny, family-friendly movies that Marvel Studios puts out in collaboration with Disney - Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Ant-Man, and the like.

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