You, too, can now be a part of Venom as Sony launches an early registration website where you can keep in contact to be the first two watch exclusive content, get updates and more.
Head on over to the Venom sweepstakes website where you can sign up for the e-mail list which will see Sony sending out exciting news including their latest in Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the Sony Pictures Spotlight newsletter, the guide to the latest in upcoming movies, soundtracks, free downloads, great TV shows, DVD releases, cool promotions & events and more.
As of now Sony hasn’t sent out any updates, so it seems as if they are still filling their Venom list, which looks to eventually include a contest of some sort judging from the link.
You can also check out the official site.
I also want to touch upon the look of Venom, as some fans are complaining it lacks the white Spider-Man symbol, and Todd McFarlane even went out and “fixed” the look of the symbiote to make it better resemble his comic book character.
My two cents is that the reason Venom doesn’t resemble Spider-Man as much is because they are going with a different origin in the movie. It appears as if Tom Hardy doesn’t get the symbiote from Peter Parker, but from some sort of lab experiment. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean Peter Parker didn’t get it prior to the lab, just that it didn’t go from Peter to Eddie Brock.
Director Ruben Fleischer previously explained why they are not going with the white Spider-Man symbol on the chest:
“If you look at the comics, in Venom, there is just elements of white within his suit,” Ruben Fleischer said. “Because our character does not originate from Spider-Man, it makes no sense to put a spider on his chest. We tried to be as accurate as we possibly could, even though some people feel it’s inaccurate, but there is a lot of white and we wanted to give him a distinctive pattern.”
Fleischer’s comments also could explain why Venom looks more monstrous in the movie than compared to the comics (as Todd McFarlane drew the character), again because the movie version doesn’t originate from Spider-Man.
I’m keeping an open mind and hope that Tom Hardy and Sony can pull things off. They apparently have big plans for their Spider-Man universe and eventually want Tom Holland Spider-Man and Tom Hardy Venom together on screen as well as more crossovers with the Marvel Studios characters and even the Avengers.
Watch the latest trailer below.
Venom has an October 5, 2018 release also starring Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott, with the movie described as: One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.