Sony’s forthcoming film Venom is the damnedest thing: a Spider-Man-less (probably) spin-off from the Spider-Man universe, featuring a none-more-90s villain. With that description I’d have very little interest in seeing this film.
But then they went and cast Tom Hardy in the title role along with Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in support and frankly, my interest began to rise. That’s an intriguing group of actors.
Now the studio has released the first teaser trailer from the film and it’s, well, see for yourselves…
I know, right!? It’s all pretty generic and very Venom-free, not even a hint of the titular character. It doesn’t so much tease as just glide by. Maybe the film will be good? There’s certainly no way to tell from this.
If we’re really lucky Hardy will decide to use his Bane voice at the last moment and mess with everyone’s heads.
Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, arrives on October 5th.