Breaking Down the Venom Teaser Trailer

Author Thumbnail BY Jon Arvedon - February 13, 2018
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The first teaser trailer for Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom is here, and honestly, that’s the exact word many fans are using to sum it up: Teaser. However, just because we only get a small taste of what’s in store come October doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to unpack.

Follow along with us as we break down the Venom teaser trailer:

#1- Venom’s Stomping Grounds

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It’s been fairly well-documented that Venom will be influenced by the fan-favorite Lethal Protector miniseries by David Michelinie, Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, and Sam DeLarosa, and we get further confirmation of this right off the bat. In that story, Venom ditches NYC and takes up residence in San Francisco, where he operates as an anti-hero rather than a villain. This shot of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge helps reaffirm the film’s setting, as well as what fans can expect in terms of the plot.

#2- ‘Maybe it’s a Breakup’

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During Tom Hardy’s monologue, when he mentions a breakup, we get a shot of Michelle Williams, who plays Eddie Brock’s ex-wife in the comics, Anne Weying. However, that’s not her only significant role in the comics. At one point, she bonded with the Venom symbiote to become She-Venom (not a very clever name). It will certainly be interesting to see if the character in the film follows in the footsteps of her comic-book-counterpart.

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Jon Arvedon was born and raised on the not-so-mean streets of Central Massachusetts. Jon uses his time consuming, collecting, and sharing all aspects of nerd culture. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonArvedon.
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