Sony is really looking forward for us to see their upcoming Superhero project, and it does seem like they have got it absolutely spot on because from what the marketing material and all the trailers have shown us, this particular movie looks really promising. It already has a growing fan base and people are sold to the quirky greatness of this gooey monster from the Spider-Man Universe. Tom Hardy’s Venom seems straight out of the comics and that is what this movie needed.
It is obviously going to be an altered origin story since Sony could not do it the way it was done in the comics because of Peter Parker’s temporary absence, so instead of bonding with Peter first, the Venom Symbiote will bond straight with Eddie Brock. From what we have seen in the trailers, Tom Hardy looks to be a comic accurate version of Eddie Brock, and going for a Venom using CGI and VFX was a great idea. It should have been done like this previously, but it is good that Sony has got it all figured out for this project.
One more thing which will turn out to be a great decision is that Venom is not going to fight Carnage in this particular movie. Carnage is a huge villain from the comics and if they would have been done with him in the first movie itself, then there would have been nowhere left to go from there on if Sony is indeed planning to bring out a sequel.
But as we all know by now that Venom has been reported to adapt the classic 90’s Marvel comics based on Lethal Protector storyline that sees Eddie Brock becoming a hero in San Francisco. Still, elements of the movie will obviously be altered so that the story fits better on the big screen. Here’s everything you need to know before you watch the movie:
“Before the story begins, Venom makes an agreement with Spider-Man that they will leave each other alone, on the condition that Venom commits no crimes. Venom then moves from New York City to San Francisco and takes up with a group of Californian mole people. Shortly thereafter the father of one of Venom’s victims seeks him out with a group of super-powered mercenaries to take revenge. Spider-Man, seeing misleading coverage of Venom on television, heads to San Francisco to confront him and instead winds up fighting alongside Venom against five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Rage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.”
There is obviously going to be no Spider-Man in this story, so Venom will become this anti-hero protector of his city. This is an origin story, and it will build up to something big in the sequels. That is why keeping Carnage waiting in order to show up in a sequel was the right idea. What’s even bigger than that is the fact that this particular movie will have 5 villains instead of just one. He can take on Carnage in the sequel but he will have to go up against 5 in his first adventure itself.
We have got a good look at Riot which will be bonded with Carlton Drake played by Riz Ahmed. The Scream Symbiote has been teased in the latest trailer, but there are still 3 other Symbiotes left for us to see. So, it is good that this movie still has a lot of stuff hidden for us to witness at the theatres.
Entertainment Weekly has given us an alternate look at a particular scene teased in the trailers, and we have to say that Venom looks ripped and buffed up, which is exactly what we needed. Have a look:
This is the most talked about scene where Venom is going to bite the head of this victim clean off right after that “Turn in the wind” punch line we saw in the trailer. The movie is pursuing the PG-13 rating and not the previously rumoured R-Rating, so it is obvious that we will not actually see Venom Rip off this victim’s head from the same angle that this photo has been taken from. It will be from the Victim’s perspective as we saw in the trailer.
This is the Venom we needed, and there may come one day when he moves to the MCU because we all need to see this version of Venom take on the Hulk! Venom hits the theatres on October 5.