UPDATE: The new Venom trailer is officially online!
Leaked footage from Venom finally reveals what Tom Hardy looks like in his symbiote form. Sony Pictures is pushing forward with plans to launch a cinematic universe filled of Spider-Man characters. Even though Tom Holland's Peter Parker is part of the MCU, the placement of Venom (and Silver & Black for that matter) is still unclear. Not even Venom's first trailer attempted to clarify this, but that wasn't why it left so many disappointed.
Sony debuted the first trailer for Venom earlier this year to a heavily mixed reception. The footage chosen didn't feature a single shot of Hardy as the iconic villain, leaving many feeling underwhelmed. That was bound to change soon as Hardy confirmed a new trailer was coming, but a leak beat the official footage.
Twitter user @Mister_Batfleck shared the brief leaked footage today ahead of Sony's Cinema Con panel. There's less than ten seconds of footage to see, but it does show Hardy transforming into the symbiote form, unveiling Venom's form as well as his voice.
Well holy shit, Venom looks like Venom. pic.twitter.com/rQh5bgmMn4
— MisterBatfleck (@Mister_BatfIeck) April 23, 2018
This certainly isn't the way Sony would've wanted the first look at the Symbiote to come out, and its very possible that the official look will arrive very soon. That said, revealing Venom at this point couldn't have come at a better time. Fans were already concerned about the project, and that was before rumors surfaced a few weeks ago that the movie didn't feature Venom hardly at all. This clip solidifies that the Symbiote going to be a big part of the movie, and that Venom looks particularly impressive.
There's no chance for this depiction of Venom to be mistaken with the look Topher Grace took in Spider-Man 3. The actual transformation process is different, but its also a more comic-accurate depiction of the character. This is just a brief glimpse, but it could be that Sony's decision to hold off on showing Venom until the VFX were finished will eliminate the previous negativity over the lack of showing off the main character. With the full trailer expected to arrive sometime very soon, this hopefully won't be the only look at the Symbiote fans get. Perhaps the full trailer will actually show off Venom in action, not just as an intimidation tool. Even if that isn't the case, this is sure to leave an impression on those who see it, and the early positive buzz is exactly what the movie needs.
Source: Mister BatfleckKey Release Dates
- Venom (2018) release date: Oct 05, 2018
- Silver and Black release date:Terminator: Dark Fate Directly Deals With Terminator 2's Ending
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