Well that didn’t take long!
Just days after Tom Hardy announced on social media that he finished on ‘Venom’, the Manitoba Film Classification Board has approved a trailer for Sony’s upcoming (and somewhat divisive) Spider-Man spin-off. Sony Pictures is wasting no time getting the marketing campaign started a full eight months before release.
It looks like we can expect the trailer to drop online within the next couple weeks, in time for it to play in front of Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’.
This first trailer is an opportunity for Sony to show skeptical fans that a Venom movie disconnected from Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe can work. Not only could people feel better about Venom, but the other Spider-Man spin-offs in development as well.
Will the trailer payoff for Sony? We’ll have to see. The Ruben Fleischer directed film starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed releases October 5th.