It’s a Venom TEASER people! Chill!
As I was writing this post, there were 4K dislike clicks on the Venom teaser trailer published just hours earlier, on the Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube channel.
You’ve guessed it, the first trailer for the long awaited Marvel anti-hero character was released today and it’s a decent presentation of what seems to be the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe, adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom has Tom Hardy in the role of Eddie Brock / Venom: the host of an alien symbiote that gives him “incredible powers”. Michelle Williams, Woody Harleson, Riz Ahmed are also in the motion picture, and Tom Hardy is the second actor from the Batman film franchise to appear in the Spider-Man related film. Michael Keaton appeared in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns, and now in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). Tom Hardy previously appeared in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
But why so many dislikes and negative comments bellow the teaser? Well, from what I could figure out, the majority of the people that saw the teaser, were disappointed that Venom was not shown. To which I have to say… Relax people! It’s a teaser trailer. The job description is in the name! It’s supposed to tease us, and Sony is doing just that. What’s the point of revealing too much in the teaser? It’s a solid trailer and it did a good job… I teased us, and got us hooked on wanting more.
Secondly, additional filming took place in San Francisco from January 16 to 26, 2018, which means the movie sopped production like 3 weeks ago, and probably the movie is in post-production. So the footage is still raw, and there is not much edited material for a more lengthy and intricate trailer.
Hence… No Venom. If you want a glimpse of him, wait for the official trailer, several months later, but I was pleasantly surprised by the presence of Michelle Williams in this movie. She’s a character and very talented actress, but not the kind that is a blockbuster type if you know what I mean. She stars in heavy dramas, indie darlings and Oscar nominated biopics not Marvel action movies.
But I’m guessing this is her way of trying new fields, genres, and expanding her talent beyond the dramas. Venom is set to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018.