Venom blu-ray trailer embraces the goofy final product
Sony has released a bizarre new trailer promoting the digital and Blu-ray release of Venom on December 11 and December 18, respectively. The trailer goes full on bananas by packaging the superhero flick as a romantic comedy, complete with holiday graphics and cheesy music. Since the film has grossed over $800 million worldwide, it’s safe to say that Sony has now fully embraced the goofy final product released in theaters less than two months ago. Check it out below!
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) & Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), the Venom film was released in theaters stateside on October 5, 2018.
First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel‘s The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of different forms and bonded with several different hosts. In the “Ultimate” Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock’s scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.
Sony currently has plans to give films to other Spidey characters, with Jackpot, Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and Silver Sable all candidates to get their own movie. Morbius the Living Vampire already has Jared Leto lined up for the title role.