Geekery: Sony Provides a First Look at ‘Venom’ – Kind Of

Eddie Brock and a fancy container of black goo make their first appearance in this new teaser.

This look at the movie is pretty shallow, and it’s not really interesting. Both of which are bad when you’re trying to pitch a Spidey free Venom movie to fans.

There have been some complaints that we don’t really see Venom in this. Part of the reason for that, I’m sure, is that they’re not far enough into post to show off an awesome looking final shot. I hope we don’t see a ton of him in previews, to be honest. Studios have been really bad about showing a movie’s best moments in trailers in ways that make the theater experience less exciting. I know the Symbiote take over is going to happen – save it for the theater, please and thank you.

All of that said, it’s possible to make a compelling trailer that excites fans without revealing too much. This is not that.

When it comes down to it: this is a Sony produced movie. Their track record with the Marvel IP they have isn’t all that great. Ruben Fleischer is in the director’s chair; Jeff Pinkner (Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) teamed up on the screenplay. At least they didn’t go with Topher Grace again.

Venom hits theaters in October 5th.

  • EnTyme

    Definitely not a good trailer for building hype. Based on this trailer, this could be literally any generic horror movie. I’ve always liked Hardy, though, so I’ll stay optimistic.

    • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

      At first I thought it was a cancer awarness ad …

  • Randy Randalman

    Withoit Marvel at the helm (like with Spiderman: Homecoming), this movie will suck. Sony can’t be trusted to make anything correctly.

    • CrosisDePurger

      Like with Logan or the other recent X-Men, yeah they were trash.

      • Huntard

        You mean Fox? Because Fox made the X-Men movies and Logan. Sony made the new Ghostbusters.

        • CrosisDePurger

          Well I guess I don’t know what I’m talking about.

  • euansmith

    Is that come kind of telekinetic blast sort of thing? Is that in Venom’s skill set? The teaser may be massively misleading, but it would appear that Sony didn’t watch homecoming, and so have decided to make an Origin Movie. When will the they learn to skip the origin and go straight in to the action?

    • EnTyme

      I’m still confused how you can have Venom without first having black suit Spider-man. Eddie Brock and the Symbiote both hold a grudge against Peter Parker was a big part of Venom’s backstory. I was expecting Infinity Wars to show Spider-man finding the black suit and then having that lead to Venom’s creation. Or is this movie not actually part of the MCU. If that’s the case, what’s the point?

      • Not part of the MCU, and I assume they don’t have any other properties to leverage so they’re getting desperate

      • Sony and Marvel have split rights on Spiderman afaik, so are doing different movies on them.

      • CrosisDePurger

        The point is… to make an entertaining movie?

    • Mike X (Official)

      Venom does NOT have telekinetic blasts but Scream can manipulate sound. However, the “blast” was really only strong enough to knock some papers off desks, so it seems rather underpowered for her…

  • autonoise

    Well, the trailer’s moved me from ‘couldn’t care less’ to ‘passing interest’ (althought that’s mainly to see if they can pull off the impossible and actually make a Venom movie without Spiderman that doesn’t completely suck)