‘Venom’ Fans Enraged Over Teaser Trailer That Didn’t, Um, Show Venom



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“Venom” fans are pretty crestfallen right now. That’s because the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated comic book film failed to actually show the character.
“Ah, now eventually you DO plan to have Venom in your, in your VENOM movie, right? Hello?” wrote one fan, while another said, “How can you tease the movie without showing the character? GG Sony… You deserve to be sold at this point.”
“Sony, how in the hell are you going to release a VENOM trailer that doesn’t show a glimpse, even for a split-second, of, you know, VENOM!? You want people to buy this half-cooked idea you have? Show us this..” wrote another distraught fan.
Sony dropped the first teaser trailer for “Venom” on Thursday. Hardy stars as photographer Eddie Brock, who is able to transform into a horrifying, sharp-fanged creature known as Venom — a character who belongs to Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters though the new film is not considered a spinoff of the Sony-based “Spider-Man” franchise. While the teaser did feature Hardy as Brock, it didn’t show him in his transformed state as Venom.
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The film also stars Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.
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Some fans were quick to rush to the trailer’s defense, reminding everyone that the film is still eight months out and still deep in production work. Others said that they understand the studio wouldn’t want to give their main attraction away.
“I get some people are not quite impressed with the #Venom trailer but its a teaser and the film is still deep in post production work,” said one fan. “We still have yet to see full Venom or #Carnage. The cast is too good for me to take dump on this film I am seeing some already are.”
However, another fan responded, “If it’s too early to even show a single shot of the title character in your trailer… maybe just don’t release a trailer?”

I get some people are not quite impressed with the #Venom trailer but its a teaser and the film is still deep in post production work. We still have yet to see full Venom or #Carnage. The cast is too good for me to take dump on this film I am seeing some already are. pic.twitter.com/5QjTLwOJtR
— Geek Vibes Nation ???? (@GeekVibesNation) February 8, 2018

If it’s too early to even show a single shot of the title character in your trailer… maybe just don’t release a trailer? #Venom
— Mathew Buck (@FB_BMB) February 8, 2018

Really impressed with the Venom teaser. A Horror/Sci-Fi thriller vibe focused on theme and concept rather than action/explosions. Far more ballsy than I thought they’d go for. 8 months to go.
— John Campea (@johncampea) February 8, 2018
Hardy himself took to Instagram to tease the trailer, writing “We’re just getting started…”
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Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, based on a script by Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”).
Sony is due to release “Venom” on Oct. 5.
See reactions to the omission of Venom in the trailer below.

Ah, now eventually you DO plan to have Venom in your, in your VENOM movie, right? Hello? pic.twitter.com/4yHXRY38f6
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) February 8, 2018

So that #Venom trailer kinda sucked.
How can you tease the movie without showing the character?
GG Sony… You deserve to be sold at this point.
— Matt Jarbo (@mundanematt) February 8, 2018

Sony, how in the hell are you going to release a VENOM trailer that doesn’t show a glimpse, even for a split-second, of, you know, VENOM!? You want people to buy this half-cooked idea you have? Show us this… #Venom #VenomMovie pic.twitter.com/IbwcAbxFI9
— Adam Frazier (@AdamFrazier) February 8, 2018

Uhhh…did they forget something? #Venom pic.twitter.com/8LKG6QKgCw
— 800 Pound Productions (@800lbProds) February 8, 2018

“Now, Eventually You Do Plan To Have Venom…In Your #Venom Movie, Right?’ pic.twitter.com/7sXu68TEXt
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) February 8, 2018

Not showing Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as Venom in the first #Venom trailer is a bold move. Not sure Sony has the goodwill with their Marvel properties, like Disney/Marvel Studios does, to be secretive with trailers. https://t.co/YNPpwI0gvI
— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) February 8, 2018

Re: #Venom trailer.
I get that Sony either doesn’t want to or can’t show much, but if you’re gonna drop a trailer full of nothing you have to have at least ONE shot that makes me go “Whoa! You have my attention.”
There was nothing like that. ????
— Rob (@RobCabrera) February 8, 2018

Mmmmm, that trailer smells like the mid-90s. #Venom
— DrewMcWeeny (@DrewMcWeeny) February 8, 2018

that was a venom trailer?ok. if you say so.
— tom whalen (@strongstufftom) 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

Is it just me, or…???#Venom pic.twitter.com/dWyMsZhAbi
— STEEL???? (@SuperheroSteel) February 8, 2018

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12. RhinoPaul Giamatti’s overdone silly accent + mech suit take on this classic bad guy is the worst Spider villain in what may be the worst “Spider-Man” film. Thanks, but Rhino thanks.
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11. VenomLong before making his third “Spider-Man” film, Sam Raimi was on the record as not liking this character at all. Sony forced him to include Venom (played by Topher Grace) anyway, which might be why it turned out so bad. 
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10. ElectroJamie Foxx’s forgettable portrayal of Max Dillon/Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was equal parts terrible cgi, terrible performance, and all cheese. 
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9. The Lizard”The Amazing Spider-Man”‘s Curt Connors/The Lizard was equal parts bad cgi, bad character design, and a bad take on one of Spidey’s most iconic enemies. What a waste of Rhys Ifans.
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8. SandmanThomas Haden Church was still hot off his “Sideways” career rejuvenation when he played Flint Marko/Sandman in “Spider-Man 3.” He’s pretty good… too bad the movie isn’t.
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7. The TinkererMichael Chernus played the first-ever movie version of The Tinkerer, seen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” as one of the Vulture’s inner circle. He’s the guy who reverse-engineered alien tech and created the Vulture crew’s gadgets.
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6. Harry Osbourne/GreenGoblinPerhaps one of the only saving graces from “The Amazing Spider-Man” duology is Dane Dehaan’s Harry Osbourne, who had a much better arc than his predecessor.
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5. The Shocker”Fargo” star Bokeem Woodbine’s grounded portrayal of this “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is an MCU standout.
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4. Harry Osbourne (James Franco)James Franco’s version of Harry Osborn appears in all three Sam Raimi-directed “Spider-Man” movies. He went from being Spidey’s best bud to one of the bad guys.
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3. Green GoblinWillem Dafoe gives an great performance as Norman Osbourne/The Green Goblin in the first “Spider-Man,” though the character gets an uneven and incomplete arc, keeping it out of the top 2.
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2. The VultureMichael Keaton’s performance as Adrian Toomes/The Vulture is not only a fun meta-joke about his Oscar-nominated role in “Birdman,” it also finally solved the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s so-called villain problem.
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1. Doctor OctopusAlfred Molina portrayal of Otto Octavius in “Spider-Man 2” remains the gold standard by which all Marvel movie villains are judged by.
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