On Need To Know With Jeff Angelo, I interviewed two reporters about International Comic Con in San Diego. Both confirmed that the topic creating the most excitement at the event was the expansion of the "Spiderverse" - specifically, "Venom" coming to theaters this fall.
What's not to like? We began our movie fandom of Tom Hardy when he appeared as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," and it continued when he appeared in one of the greatest action films of all-time, "Mad Max: Fury Road." Both my wife and I were also mesmerized by his performance in "Taboo" (stream it on Netflix now!)
So when Marvel announced it was creating a "Venom" movie and Hardy is Venom, the excitement began. It has only been stoked by the teasers and trailers for the movie - which will premiere this fall. The above trailer has been viewed over 11.2 million times - foreshadowing a MONSTER movie hit this fall.
The footage above reveals more about the movie's villain: Riot - Venom's top nemesis in the comics. The first film in a series usually features the hero's most-popular villain and this will fill the bill.
But is it correct to call "Venom" a hero? The Marvel tagline for the movie is "the world has enough superheroes."
Venom is scheduled to open on Oct. 5, 2018.