Tuesday, April 24, 2018

New VENOM Trailer Remembers to Include Venom This Time

Hey, how about that?  A Venom trailer that actually has Venom in it!

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Venom, based on the Marvel Comics antihero and starring Tom Hardy as Venom/Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams as Ann Weying.

The 2-minute, 30-second trailer opens with a downed alien spacecraft, presumably what brings the alien symbiote to Earth.  "Thank you for bringing us collectively to this moment," begins a voiceover from Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), the founder and CEO of a powerful company known as the Life Foundation.  

We see a cylindrical container containing a symbiote being recovered from the spacecraft and brought to the Life Foundation, where it is kept with a second cylinder housing another symbiote.  "It is a moment that so many have...dreamed of claiming," continues Drake.  "History starts today."

Next, we see Eddie Brock sitting with Ann Weying in a booth inside some sort of nightclub.  "The guy you work for is an evil person," Eddie remarks to her.

"I don't work for him," replies Ann.  "My firm works for him."  Then, she asks Eddie, "Are you gonna behave yourself tomorrow?"

"I told you, I'm gonna do my job."

We then see Eddie is in San Francisco, arriving to meet with Drake.  "I'm a reporter," he says in a voiceover.  "I follow people who do not want to be followed."

In a different scene, Eddie is shown being filmed on camera with Drake and asks him, "What about the allegations that you recruit the most vulnerable for tests that end up killing people?"

Drake gestures for the interview to be cut and Eddie is quickly escorted away by security.  During the brief scuffle, Eddie exclaims, "Was that a threat?!"

"You have to learn how to hide in plain sight," he says as he enters a mini market and confronts a young woman in glasses (Jenny Slate) who is following him.  "I'm pretty good at it, but you, you suck...whoever you are."

"I work at the Life Foundation," explains the woman, "and I need your help.  We found something -- We call them symbiotes.  Carlton Drake believes that the link between human and symbiote is the key to our evolution."

We see a couple of people being experimented upon, with another woman kept in a cell, who suddenly attacks Eddie as alarms flash and sound.  Eddie makes a break for it, returns to his apartment and downs several pills.

"I'm feeling really sick," he tells someone over the phone as we see his eyes become blackened.  "I'm hearing a voice..."

The dark voice of the symbiote says "Eddie...", which sends him flying back into his bathroom tub.  Eddie tries to drown out the voice, clutching his ears and saying, "You're not real, you're just in my head."

Suddenly, some of Drake's hired goons barge into the apartment and one remarks, "I'm gonna need Mr. Drake's property back."  Eddie reflexively unleashes a black tendril, which sends one goon out through the nearest window.  Eddie appears confused and doesn't know what just happened, until more tendrils extend from his arm and back that take out the other two goons.

"Why would we do that?" Eddie asks, now speaking as two beings sharing one body.

After fleeing on his motorcycle, Eddie is shown walking down the street and having a conversaon with the symbiote inside him.  "If you're gonna stay, you will only hurt bad people.  

"The way I see it," replies the symbiote as we see Eddie in a different scene being thrown against a brick wall by the symbiote controlling his body, "we can do whatever we want. Do we have a deal?"

Various fleeting images of Eddie fighting off attackers on his motorcycle and crashing through fallen trees in the forest follow as Drake speaks in a voiceover.  "Are you willing to sacrifice the one thing you hold most dear?"

We then see Eddie outside an MRI machine, who begins screaming and convulsing in agony as the black symbiote crawls across his neck and face.  "You should be extremely afraid," Eddie tells Drake.

One of Drake's goons confronts Eddie in the street and asks him, "What the hell are you?"

"We..." begins Eddie as he grabs the goon by the throat and we finally get to see Venom in his full symbiotic glory with sharp teeth and a lashing tongue, "...are Venom!"  The goon screams and we fade to black.

If you'd like to check out the new trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official Sony Pictures Entertainment account on YouTube...

is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 5, 2018.

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