Trailer For Ruben Fleischer’s ‘Venom’ Met With Venomous Backlash

Now that’s what we call a terrible first impression!

Sony is launching its own comic book cinematic universe with October’s “Venom,” a Tom Hardy vehicle that features the classic Spider-Man villain as the main character. The film is being held by Jewish director Ruben Fleischer and dropped its first teaser trailer online today. Two out of the three screenwriters for the feature, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, are also MOTs.  


In the film Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, a man who bonds with an alien lifeform called a symbiote, which endows him with superpowers and a black suit similar to that of Spider-Man. The movie will hit theaters on October 5.



While this film is a highly-anticipated one, the trailer got an overwhelmingly (word missing?) response from fans who were disappointed that the preview didn’t even contain a single shot of Venom. Many called it out for being boring or resembling a common action movie with no special effects. Here’s what was said about it on social media:











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