The First Trailer For Sony’s Venom Is Here!

Today, we get the first trailer from Sony’s new Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. As it’s only a teaser, we don’t get to see the symbiote in full action mode, but we get a healthy dose of Hardy as Eddie Brock, and at least a peek at the sentient black blob that will consume him. We’re sure to see more soon, as this is expected for an October 5th release, but for now, tell us what you think of the teaser!

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Are We Wrong About Venom? New Surprising Details

For months, your Trusty Sidekicks have been bemoaning Sony for running out an ill-advised Venom movie on their own, off the back of Spidey being shifted to the larger MCU through a partnership with Disney. On our latest podcast (which you can catch the latest of here,) we even lament what we thought was causing this move by Sony, to flood us with Spiderverse characters out of defensive pride over giving up the storytelling reigns on their main Marvel character.

Not so much today. News has come out that Tom Holland has been shuttled from the Avengers: Infinity War set, to the Venom set, both filming in Georgia, for 2 days as Peter Parker in the Tom Hardy led Venom movie. Not only that, but rumor has it that the Carnage pic Tom Hardy leaked is actually indicative of the fact that Cletus Kasady will be the villain of the film, and will be the source of the additional symbiotes.

As it turns out, it’s very likely Feige and the Disney MCU team has been more involved with what’s going on in the Spiderverse than they wanted to let on. In fact, some of you may recall the Feige/Amy Pascal interview in which Pascal suggested as much, leading to one of the most hilarious Marvel press junket gifs of all time, the “Feige WTF” react (video below.) If it turns out, Feige and the MCU are parenting the entire Spiderverse, and it’s not just macho pride producing from Sony, it definitely changes our expectations for the success of not only Venom, but the upcoming Silver & Black as well. Does this change anything for you? Let us know!

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 75

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It’s a new year and a new wave of Marvel and DC live-action on the way. Stand-up comics Jay Washington and Bobby Hill drop a hilarious episode with the latest on every hero and villain, on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network. This week we cover Black Panther, Infinity War, Thor, Black Widow, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ant-Man And The Wasp, Captain Marvel, Gambit, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Gifted, Legion, Venom, The Runaways, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Black Lightning, Legends Of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Krypton.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp75Final.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

 

Are We Officially Getting Carnage In The Venom Film?

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One of the biggest discussions was, would Carnage show up in Sony’s upcoming solo Venom film. Many began to believe that when Riz Ahmed was added to the cast that he may be portraying the sadistic symbiotic killer.

Those rumors were kind of quelled when it was became assumed the the Life Foundation from the Venom Lethal Protector series may play a significant role and therefore may be getting the five other symbiotes, Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

But now lets queue up the rumor mill again as Tom Hardy has posted and subsequently DELETED  a picture to his instagram which shows the psycho killer front and center.

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Given that he deleted the pic do you think that Carnage is actually in the film? Do you think it still may be Riz Ahmed who portrays him? Do you think Venom will have to battle against 6 symbiotes? Let us know what you think?

The Trusty Sidekick – Predictions And Hype For 2018

Welcome to 2018 and along with it, a total onslaught of new and returning live-action TV shows and movies from Marvel and DC. Stand-up comics, Jay Washington and Bobby Hill are back to give you the lowdown, rumors and expectations for Black Lightning, Cloak & Dagger, Titans, Krypton, New Warriors, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Legion, Luke Cage, Black Panther, The New Mutants, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Ant-Man & The Wasp, Venom, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Aquaman, all on the Laugh Factory Podcast Network!

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSPredictions.mp3, via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab here. Please rate and review us!

Riz Ahmed May Not Be Carnage in Solo Venom Film

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Initially when it was announced that Riz Ahmed would by joining Sony’s solo Venom film there was much speculation that he may have been portraying Venom’s opposite Cleatus Kassidy aka Carnage. Well that may have changed as new information shows he may be playing another important character in the Venom world.

A photo posted with by Atlanta Filming identifies Ahmed as Dr. Drake — that is, Carlton Drake — a character with definite ties to Venom introduced in 1988 in The Amazing Spider-Man #298. Drake is the head of the corporate survivalist group the Life Foundation, which captured Venom and extracted from him five additional symbiotes: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher and Agony. (shown below)

 

Ahmed as Drake would certainly make sense, given that the film ris supposedly getting some of its influence from the 1993 Marvel Comics miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector, which introduces the other symbiotes (the 1995 crossover “Planet of the Symbiotes” is also said to serve as source material).

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Drake is more than a one-trick pony, because he and the Life Foundation also rebuilt the robot Tri-Sentinel, and funded the Arachnis Project, with the intent of creating a race of Homo Arachnis. He was himself injected with the serum and transformed into a Homo Arachnis, which may or may not hint at the character’s arc in Venom.

Are you getting more interested or even intrigued with this film. Well just so you can mark it on your calendar the film is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018

The Trusty Sidekick – Episode 74

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The mid-season finales are happening and comedians Jay Washington and Bobby Hill keep you on top of everything in the Marvel and DC universe, on the Laugh Factory Podcast network. This week we’ve got recaps of last week’s Supergirl, Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Gifted, and Agents Of Shield, plus info on Justice League, shake ups at Warner Bros, and news on Shazam, Titans, Supergirl, Legends, the potential sale of Fox to Disney, Spider-Man 2, The Gifted, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Punisher, Inhumans, Venom, Silver & Black, Morbius, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Find it at http://traffic.libsyn.com/trustysidekick/TSEp74.mp3, subscribe via your favorite podcast app, or listen to any of our episodes on the podcast tab, here. Please rate and review us!