Ah, Sony. It decides to capitalize on the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming by jump starting its long in development Venom film. It shows it is serious by casting Oscar nominees Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams in the film. Then it completely destroys any good will the film had by putting out a muddled, confusing teaser trailer that gave no idea what the film was about to the uninitiated and alienated the comic fans by not giving them the payoff they were expecting.
Thankfully, Sony has a second chance to make a first impression.
The studio brought a new trailer to this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and it appears that they actually hired someone who knows how to cut a trailer work on it this time. It is far more coherent in showing tone and plot. And, yes, we get to see Venom in the trailer final frames.
The trailer also shows that the supposed “leaked” plot from back in March seems to be mostly wrong (To start, Hardy’s Eddie Brock is not an ex-con in the film, he’s a reporter like in the comics).
Overall, this new trailer has moved my opinion of the film from “AVOID” to “CATIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.” Check out the trailer and see if you feel the same way.
Venom opens on October 5th.