A new fan made trailer for Venom has been released. A number of movie trailers have been revealed in the last few weeks, largely due to the Super Bowl. While many trailers released in the past month have fans excited for the upcoming films, some received less than enthusiastic reception. Arguably, the recent trailer to receive the most derision is the first trailer for Venom.
The biggest complaint for the teaser trailer was that there was no footage of Venom. Due to a very short amount of time between the movie completing filming and the release of the trailer, there was plenty of footage of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock - Venom's alter ego - but none of Venom himself. Some believe that the trailer should have been postponed until more footage was ready to be shown. The fan disappointment was echoed by Rob Liefeld and Kevin Smith.
As often happens when fans are excited about a film - especially when they are unhappy with the official trailer - they will go ahead and make their own. And that is exactly what BillyCrammer did. His fan trailer for Life as a Venom prequel is only the third video on his YouTube channel, but Crammer's editing skills mixed together numerous clips from various film and TV shows to make a trailer that fans might just get a little more excited about.
There is much footage from the official Venom trailer used here, along with footage from Life, Alien: Covenant, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man 3, IT, the Netflix series Daredevil, The Cloverfield Paradox, and more. The footage from Life, Alien: Covenant, and Cloverfield Paradox help to emphasize the science-fiction/horror of the film. Meanwhile, the footage from both Spider-Man films is especially crucial, since Venom is one of the webslinger's regular villains - and also because the footage of Tobey Maguire as Venom is all that was available for a live-action version of the character at this time.
With the movie's release not being until October, there is plenty of time for Sony to gather footage of Venom for future trailers and TV spots - certainly in time to air before Avengers: Infinity War, should the studio desire. The next trailer to be released should be able to deal with fan concerns over the teaser. In the meantime, this fan trailer does show exactly how exciting, fun, and dark that Venom could turn out to be. Perhaps someone at Sony will get a look, and use it as inspiration for future trailers.
- Venom (2018) release date: Oct 05, 2018
- Silver and Black (2019) release date: Feb 08, 2019