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Sony Drops Venom Trailer and Fans are READY

Captain Marvel / April 27, 2018

Sony dropped the first trailer for Venom on Monday and people are surprisingly eager to see what’s coming next for the Sony “Spider-Verse.” The video leapt to the #1 spot on trending and has racked up over 40 million views in under a week. This isn’t really a surprise, but it does confirm that fans are still ready fore more superhero movies–no sign of “Avengers fatigue” here–and excited for another Sony Spider-Man movie.

Oh, wait, there’s no sign of Spider-Man anywhere near this movie. That’s a little unusual given that Venom is a Spider-Man villain and featured in the ill-received Spider-Man 3 in 2007. I guess Sony really wanted people to forget about that movie, and about the less-than-stellar success of Amazing Spider-Man 2. Audiences were more responsive to Sony’s half-hearted collaboration with Marvel Studios on Spider-Man: Homecoming, but Sony reserved the rights for other Spider-Man properties and the new movie is taking a brave stab at creating a new “Spider-Verse” independent from the Marvel juggernaut.

Venom looks like a very different movie, featuring sinister scientific research, black ops, and a brutal anti-hero. Watch the trailer for yourself. Venom (starring the extraordinary mumbler Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed) is set for release on October 5.