Venom is the unknown quantity of the superhero genre this year. No one really knows what to expect from this movie. There have been rumors, and Sony’s track record on solo superhero movies without Marvel Studios guiding their hand isn’t that great. The first trailer featured no Venom in the trailer for Venom. We haven’t see the suit yet, so there are a lot of unknowns going on here. It does have a very good cast, though, so that’s a good start if nothing else. That cast got a little bit bigger today.
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Judging from the generic trailer and disconnection to arch-rival Spider-Man, it’s already hard to get excited about Tom Hardy’s Venom. But a new rumor from Manabyte suggests that we won’t get a proper glimpse of Venom, in all his spiky-toothed terror, until the finale of the film, where he fights a rival symbiote.
Apparently, the majority of the story sees Tom Hardy using the symbiote as a kind of extension of his arms, sprouting tentacles, extra limbs, and forming a shield during a car chase scene. This might be only a rumor at this point, but it certainly fits with what we’ve seen so far in the trailer.
And considering the fact that the film reportedly has a modest budget, it would make sense not to see much of the unavoidably CGI-heavy character. But is this a bad thing in the first place?
This wouldn’t be the first “origin” film that gives us the fully-formed character a moment before the ending credits; we didn’t see Lara Croft sport her iconic twin pistols until the very last scene of Tomb Raider. And that’s the point of origin films, to tell the story of how the character became interesting enough to capture the public imagination, and it’s the reason why so many of them are so tedious.
With most origin stories, it’s difficult to avoid the feeling that you’re watching an extended trailer, simply waiting for the “real” version of the character to come out in the sequel. But with Venom, we might actually benefit from having less of the gooey, fanged Spider-thingy, and more Tom Hardy.
Because Venom doesn’t really have a face - his head is pretty much a giant mouth, filled with rows of shark-like teeth, which makes him a little more difficult to connect with, more so than a traditional superhero mask.
On screen, it’s difficult to see him as anything other than a monster. As Spider-Man 3 proved, Venom is either an outright beast, or a human head floating awkwardly in an oil spill. Venom might be a popular villain, and works well on the pages of a comic book, but adapting him to film was always going to be a challenge.
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