I gotta admit, I’m not a fan of a solo Venom movie without Spider-Man. I just don’t see the point. There’s a reason why Venom works as a villain. He’s (at least at first) the antithesis of Spider-Man, the dark version, the other side of the coin. The appeal of Venom is his juxtaposition against Spider-Man and the deep rooted psychological rivalry between Eddie Brock and Peter Parker.
In my opinion, on his own, Venom just isn’t that interesting unless he’s facing off against Spider-Man or it’s the Venom: Space Knight iteration or Venom: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
But this movie doesn’t seem to be going in that direction at all. As a matter of fact, I can’t really tell what direction this movie is going because the trailer doesn’t really show anything. There’s lots of cars flying around, some explosions, the back of Tom Hardy’s head, Tom Hardy running in the woods and a microsecond shot of what appears to be the symbiote trapped in a glass container.
It just boggles my mind in this age of The Avengers, Deadpool, Justice League, Steppenwolf, et cetera, they would deliberately go out of their way to NOT show the character the movie is named after.
That’s not the way to hype your movie Sony.
Future trailers desperately need a tease or a reveal of the symbiote and some meaningful action scenes or it will be DOA. See the trailer below and let me know what you think.
Venom is set to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018.
I came across this pretty cool animated fan film on Reddit this morning. This amateur film maker made a pretty convincing “What If” film that pits most of the major players in the Marvel and DC universes against each other. Quality work! I’m now a subscriber. I hope to see much, much more from Saruhan Saral in the future!!
From the YouTube video description:
Published on Apr 21, 2015
All the Visuals and Animation by Saruhan Saral, created using Blender and After Effects
This is my first short film project. I started in February 2015 and it took me 3 months to finish the whole thing. This is not a commercial but a personal project and I’m not affiliated with any company(i.e. I don’t earn any money from this).
I didn’t model any of the characters,they are from the video games of these 2 companies but I did the rigging then animated the shots. I then used Adobe After Effects and Premiere for composition. Most voice clips are from the video games, mostly from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Sound Effects were edited in Audacity.
Hope you enjoy!
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Soundtracks In Order;
Ninja Tracks – Exposure
Really Slow Motion – Shredder
The Hit House – Basalt
Hi-Finesse – Millennia
Hi Finesse – Odyssey
Hi-Finesse – Downfall
I always liked this issue. It’s not a particularly action packed issue as the meat of the story deals with Mary Janes life (told in flash back sequences) prior to really getting know Peter. MJ and Peter walk through Central Park and she tells him about her father running out on her, her mom and sister Gayle. The tale continues with MJ and crew going to live with her moms stern but fair cousin, Gayle getting married and pregnant just after high school graduation (and after a second baby Gayles husband cracks under the stress of being a pre-law student and an 18 year old father of two boys) and her mothers gradual (but fast) decline in health.
Interspersed in Mary Janes backstory is the Hobgoblin who, in his usually villainous ways, is causing havoc around town. Then, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, this little conversation between Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic and Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk (who is, at the time, a member of the Fantastic Four) is dropped in where Reed is discussing the capabilities and abilities of this strange article of “clothing” Spider-Man brought back at the conclusion of the first Secret Wars.