This entire production has had an air of mystery and skepticism surrounding it from the get go – from whether or not it will be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if Tom Holland (or Spider-Man in any capacity) will be included, to even what the titular character will look like.
Yesterday we saw the official poster reveal and from what little info we have, it is clear that the filmmakers are leaning more towards the classic 90’s incarnation of the character.
While we don’t see Venom fully ‘suited up’ in the trailer (which makes sense, as filming only completed less than three weeks ago), the teaser takes the time to establish the tone of the film.
It looks like the overall tone will be on the darker side, which is completely appropriate for the character, and Eddie seems to be an amalgamation of the two most recognizable hosts of the symbiote, Eddie Brock and Flash Thompson. Eddie was clearly ex-military, has cancer, has experienced loss both personally and romantically, and seems to be at the absolute lowest point a person can be. Which is EXACTLY where Eddie needs to be when the symbiote takes over.
Also starring Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate, this standalone Venom movie has definitely attracted a high calibre cast, so there must be something compelling for us to look forward to. We’ll find out in October!