Twitter is not happy about the lack of Venom in that Venom trailer
Presented by: Josh Grossberg
Tom Hardy as Venom? Check. Watching Tom Hardy get an MRI? Well let's just say that's not the Venom fans were looking for.
The teaser trailer for Sony's highly anticipated standalone Venom movie dropped this morning. And surveying the swarm of confused, occasionally angry but more often hilarious Tweets wondering just why exactly the studio opted not to include a shot of the alien symbiote in favor of scenes featuring Hardy's alterego Eddie Brock, the reception was mixed to say the least.
Considering Venom's rabid fanbase, expectations are out of this world for the launch of a film franchise focusing exclusively on Spider-Man's popular anti-hero spinoff.
But as a multitude of people were quick to note online, Sony didn't help itself hiding the titular star. In fact, about the only thing riling people up in a good way was a brief glimpse of Venom in sentient goo form; otherwise, most Netizens took to poking fun at the clip, especially images of Brock waking up in a lab and walking around over Hardy's voiceover, though he does dodge a head-on collision with an SUV while riding a motorcycle so there's that.
As Brock says, we all have our own issues and demons, and of course, there's still more shooting to do and plenty more trailers to come before the Ruben Fleischer-directed Venom hits theaters on Oct. 5.
Here's a roundup of some of the funnier issues Twitter users had with the Venom teaser:
Sony Exec 1: "Think we need to put a shot of Venom in the VENOM trailer?"
Sony Exec 2: "Nah."
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) February 8, 2018
Man, I wasn't sure about that Venom trailer until it included that shot of Eddie Brock just kind of walking around, following by that shot of Eddie Brock walking into a convenience store. Got me HYPE.
— Hannah Shaw-Williams (@HSW3K) February 8, 2018
I mean, if *I* were doing a Venom trailer I’d probably tease the actual symbiote, since it’s what makes the character fun and unique and lots of people don’t know about it? But maybe there’s a big audience for Tom Hardy in a CT scanner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) February 8, 2018
of course people are salty about no actual symbiote/Venom in the teaser.
That’s why it’s called a teaser #Venom
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) February 8, 2018
There’s a tricky line to building hype. You gotta tease but not show too much. The Venom trailer erred way too heavily on the not showing too much side. They don’t even show the whole damn title! I have a feeling the trailer is going to confuse way more people than it excites.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) February 8, 2018
— STEEL🗯 (@SuperheroSteel) February 8, 2018
THE VENOM TRAILER: "There's a guy. And he's on the run. And s... something has happened, and boom dramatic music, and motorcycle, and... mm, lotta, you know, lotta grr, oh no."
ME: "Is there any Venom in it?"
TRAILER: "No, but it's cool, it's -- wow, some shit's happening."
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) February 8, 2018
Maybe the REAL Venom...
— Shen (@shenanigansen) February 8, 2018
My takeaway from the Venom trailer is whoever designed that logo in the early ‘90s evidently nailed it.
— Andy Khouri (@andykhouri) February 8, 2018
When you realize Venom isn't in the Venom trailer. pic.twitter.com/3Ywb473T3a
— GameSpot (@gamespot) February 8, 2018
Sony: "We learned our lessons from our previous Spider-Man films and are ready to blow your minds with our Marvel movies."
Sony today: "Here's a Venom trailer without Venom in it."
— Robert "The DCD" Workman (@TheDCD) February 8, 2018
So the Venom "reveal" trailer doesn't contain Venom. Just a quick shot of the symbiote. Trying to figure out what I'm supposed to be excited about here? pic.twitter.com/1twqpaPT1i
— The Black Hokage (@Mr_iKeepitreal) February 8, 2018
Mmmmm, that trailer smells like the mid-90s. #Venom
— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) February 8, 2018