You could say Black Panther has all the makings of a perfect movie- but has it got the makings for a perfect superhero movie? That's a different story.
Before the release of the release of Marvels' Infinity War prequel, 'Black Panther', you may have seen headlines from the press reading 'Black Panther is the best Marvel film made' or 'Why Black Panther is a game changing movie'- and to an extent they aren't wrong, but don't let these superlative headlines hype the movie up to be something it isn't. The cast are superb, putting every ounce of love, care and attention into creating an immensely atmospheric amalgamation of culture and action. Wakanda, the fictional African nation virtually unknown to the outside world, is bustling with a mashup of tribal features and extra-ordinary technological advances- creating a unique setting for a modern yet classic superhero film.
One of the most incredible aspects that director, Ryan Coogler, was able to portray was the feeling of community and ideology within the country of Wakanda. Each tribe dressed in regal dress and a distinctive overall colour popped from the screen as they stand on the cliff-face seen in the trailers. You truly feel as if Wakanda could be a real place that we don't know about.
As you would expect, the actors all add something incredible to the story, Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa is regal and intense yet warm and comforting simultaneously. Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger has a distinctive screen presence not seen since Thor Ragnarok's Hela and Loki- it seem's we could be seeing more of Erik in the near future. The supporting cast couldn't be any more supportive, Letita Wright's Shuri is the perfect mix of 'Q' from the 007 franchise and your humorous little sister. Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia is a great love interest for T'Challa- although this wasn't played upon much until the climax of the film, and Danai Gurira's Okoye is by far one of the standouts of the movie as she takes prime position in the Dora Milaje- not surprising to see her return in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers.
One downfall that Coogler has as regards the Black Panther solo movie is its severe lack of action scenes. There are 2 main sequences which are frankly incredible along with 2 smaller sequences that are equally as enjoyable. However around 3/5th's of the entire film are spent walking around the palace or on the streets of Wakanda- not something we'd have expected from a Black Panther movie based upon his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War. In fact, we see every single action scene within the trailers, there isn't one fight we haven't seen. The final battle comes unexpectedly without any anticipation and just happens and quickly stops.
One thing to admire is the wonderful soundtrack by Kendrick Lamar (if you haven't listened to it, what are you waiting for! You'll be singing it throughout the movie!). One of the standout tracks is 'Pray for Me' by the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar which plays in one of the best scenes in the movie. The background music is also fantastic and superbly encapsulates the mixture between traditional (tribal) and modern (hip-hop/rap).
M'Baku (Winston Duke) leader of the Jabari tribe who live in the mountains of Wakanda certainly is a sight to behold. He takes centre presence whenever he comes on the screen ,you can just feel the threat when you see all 6ft 3 inches of him looming over all the other characters. He doesn't use the outfit of Man Ape like in the comics, however his clothes have been made to look like a true warrior. We are so pleased to hear that this character is returning for Infinity War.
Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) has returned for this film and we're glad he's back. His accent is much improved upon from Captain America: Civil War where it as hard to listen to at times, but you can tell he has practised it alot and improved dramatically. His role is bigger than expected and is used more than needed to be. His scenes become sub plot nearer the end of the movie as he is sidelined for the main characters.
Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) is one of the weaker points of the film. His acting is phenomenal like always, but he is not given enough screen time to give the character proper justice. He is maniacal and intelligent, which is the ingredients for a great villain, but not as good as Killmonger which steals the show. Killmonger outshines Klaue throughout the film and as Killmonger has more screen time Klaue can easily be forgotten about.
This movie is extremely political. These scenes can be fun but nearer the end of the film they are shown to often and can start to become boring. The movie is all about rivalries and how T'Challa and Killmonger's ideologies clash with each other, and Killmonger's ideology is shown to be more of a modern day view with audiences being able to relate to why he wants what he does. These ideologies are shown in the political scenes and how both rivals execute this is what makes T'Challa a hero and Killmonger a villain.
The rewatchability of this movie is worrying. The lack of action and the fact that it is separate to all the rest of the MCU can mean that it is hard to watch over and over again. The movie is great for a single showing every now and then, but it will be hard to watch 3 or more times on the run.
There are two end credit scenes, one after the first set of credits and the other after the 10 minute crawl of producers and art directors etc. Neither of them will take your breath away but are good extras to have and give more depth to the overall world.
In conclusion, everyone should see this movie. Whether your a comic book movie fan or not, you should watch this film. The atmosphere, the music, the outfits, the cast is all amazing and beautifully put together. Even though there are some flaws with the movie it is nothing that cannot be sorted out in future films. It is an extremely important movie that tackles high profile issues in today's society and Marvel should greenlight a sequel almost immediately as we want to see more of this secret country.
We thank you so much for reading this post and hope you enjoyed our spoiler free review of Black Panther and hope you stay for our next three posts:
It's Sunday and we all know what that means, it's the Weekly Oddity. Featuring Shazam, Black Panther, Star Wars and more! For those new here, we cover a top story from each day of the week and put it into one big post every Sunday evening- so enjoy!
Monday 5th February 2018: Superbowl Trailers (That we didn't break down!)
Along with the Avengers Infinity War, Solo, Venom, Jurassic World 2 and Ant Man and The Wasp trailers released this week, we also got plenty more that we didn't get to cover throughout the week. So here they are for you:
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Tuesday 6th February 2018: Shazam! Official Synopsis & Dwayne Johnson Executive Producing
Warner Bros. released Shazam!‘s synopsis on Tuesday 6th February as filming officially began. The synopsis confirms Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong) as the main villain, and it reveals that Billy Batson will be 14 years old, not 10 years old as he’s usually depicted in the comics.
“We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).”
The studio also revealed that Shazam! is being executive produced by Dwayne Johnson. The actor is slated to play Shazam’s arch nemesis, Teth Adam, in a future solo movie before the two characters appear together on-screen. But just because Johnson is working on Shazam! behind the scenes, that doesn’t mean he will be appearing in the film.
Wednesday 7th February 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators to Write & Produce New ‘Star Wars’ Series of Films
'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and Dan B. Weiss are going to write and produce a new series of 'Star Wars' films, Disney announced Wednesday morning. Separate from the main episodic Skywalker saga (Episode I-IX), it will also exist independently from the Rian Johnson-helmed saga that was announced last year.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
The creators, themselves, released a statement alongside Kennedy's, reading:
“In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since, we are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is complete.”
Is this Star Wars overload or can you not get enough of the galaxy far, far away? Let us know below!
Thursday 8th February 2018: Black Panther acquires an early 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score
Black Panther has already broken records after selling more advance tickets than any other superhero film, according to Fandango, with expectations that it could smash opening weekend estimates of $90m (£66.8m).
Adding to the hype for T'Challa's solo flick is the first wave of critics reviews with a full positive consensus resulting in (as of 11/02/2018) a 100% from 64 reviews.
Set to hit theatres on 13th February in the UK, our review will be out on the night of 14th February. Stay tuned for our early review!
Friday 9th February 2018: Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Star in Joker Origin Movie
Gladiator's Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to play a young Joker in an origin movie- directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover/War Dogs), who will also be co-writing.
The Joker origin movie is reportedly set in the 1980's and it will exist outside the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) and start a new division of DC Films that will exist alongside movies like Justice League and Wonder Woman 2. The standalone movie has thrown some confusion around about Jared Leto's Joker for fans and even the actor himself. Fans are wondering just how exactly Warner Bros. will handle the announcement of a Joker origin movie with Suicide Squad 2 rumoured to be starting production soon.
Leonardo DiCaprio was previously rumoured as being the top pick to play the Joker in Phillips’ movie, but a deal failed to appear with the Oscar-winner. Phoenix himself has been rumoured for a plethora of comic book movie roles in the past, including that of Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange solo movie and the villainous Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s DC film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. More on Zack Snyder later...
In the mean time (get it, mean? Because he's mean? No? Oh well), here's a photoshopped photo of Phoenix to give you an idea as to what he may look like! Courtesy of @bosslogic on Instagram:
Saturday 10th February 2018: In Memory: Reg E Cathey (1958-2018)
Born in Huntsville, Alabama on August 18, 1958, Reg E Cathey was growing up a star. And it's with deep regret to announce the loss of Cathey- aged 59. It's thought that he died due to a battle with lung cancer
Cathey’s career began on the series Square One, a mathematics based educational children’s show. He was the announcer for most of the game shows that were incorporated into the series. He followed with more traditional acting roles, making his film debut as a reporter in the Chevy Chase comedy Funny Farm.
In 2006 Cathey was cast as Norman Wilson on 'The Wire' appearing in 23 episodes over the course of the show’s final two seasons. Cathey appeared in several more films after this, including 'St. Vincent' and 'The Fantastic Four'. But the majority of his career remained on television. He followed The Wire with three episodes of 'Grimm' before being cast as restaurant owner Frank on 'House of Cards'. Cathey popped up repeatedly during the first three seasons of the Netflix show and was nominated for the Outstanding Guest Star in a Drama Series Emmy every year he was on the show – winning in 2015.
Rest in peace Reg E Cathey.
Sunday 11th February 2018: Zack Snyder reportedly fired from DCEU franchise in 2017
Following Zack Snyder’s departure from the production of Justice League in May 2017, it has now been claimed that the director was fired from the DC Extended Universe several months prior to his official exit. At the time, Snyder said that he needed a break from his work on the movie to process personal events which we won't be discussing here. During the re-shoots and post production, Joss Whedon (Avengers Assemble) finished directing Justice League, which was met with mixed reviews from both fans and critics when the film released in November of 2017.
Now, an ex Mashable writer (Josh L. Dickey) has said that, though he couldn’t be so explicit in the article he wrote at the time, Snyder was actually fired from the DCEU several months before he officially departed 'Justice League.'
The statement reads:
"Multiple sources with knowledge of Warner Bros.’ plans say that as the DC Extended Universe moves forward, the Snyder's will no longer have anything like the level of creative influence that got the franchise to this point."
Now it's important to note these are just rumours circulating at the moment, until official statements are released, we cannot make a certain comment.
And with that news, we finish this weeks Weekly Oddity. As mentioned in the article, we will be reviewing Black Panther on Wednesday 14th February. Thanks very much for reading and please like us on Facebook, share us on Twitter and comment your thoughts on the article down below!
The first official full trailer for Jessica Jones Season 2 was released earlier this week and wow was it good. There is lots to talk about, however if you have not seen Season 1 of Jessica Jones or Daredevil Season 2 please do not read any further unless you don't mind being spoiled. Also beware that there will be explicit language in this post due to Jessica's tendency to curse!
So to start things off we have the big car crash. One of the pivotal moments in her life this is where her parents died when she was younger. This shows that this season will dive deeper into her origin as we also see her tied to a stretcher as someone is about to do "horrific experiments" on her as she mentions in the trailer, and of cause it wouldn't be Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) if we didn't see her drinking.
We then get a wider MCU reference in a little boy saying "Do you know Captain America?" She didn't look happy afterwards and its not surprising as she doesnt like having super powers as she mentions in the scene before "Superhero shit". Also this could be confusing as to when this series is set within the MCU as at the current moment Captain America is classed as a war criminal after the events of Civil War so why would a little kid be mentioning his name?
Next up we see Pryce Cheng (Terry Chen) who wants "absorb" Alias Investigations due to them being "the competition" as Jessica refers to it. Since we see her stalking him just before this scene and due to the events later on in the trailer we think this absorption does go down very well.
We see her investigating her family's accident and the origin of her powers. If you look close enough you can see the names of two of the death certificates one being her mother Alisa Jones and the other her brother Philip Jones, who you can see her with in a picture with a ferris wheel. She mentions that she has "17 years of questions" and we're hoping some of them are answered in this upcoming season.
Trish walker (Rachael Taylor) is a big part of the next few scenes as we see her and Jessica exploring a facility. Jessica reveals that she was one of many people experimented on so that could mean that there are others like her out there. She then gets tackled by someone, but it looks like Janet McTeer's unnamed character.
We then see Jessica exploring the hallway from the flashback of her in a stretcher. This season is clearly all about her past and Jessica finally finding out once and for all how everything fits together.
Janet McTeer's character gives us a huge reveal, that Jessica Jones died and came back to life. Her powers were only a side effect to her coming back to life. This has only happened to two other peoples in the MCU Elektra in Daredevil who was revived by The Hand, and Phil Coulson who was revived by shield. This leaves us with many questions. Why was she revived? How many people have been revived? Jessica poses the latter question and just before she does we see her jumping off the ferris wheel from the picture before. Could this be an indication as to who else is out there?
Two gruesome murders are shown next. These are made out to be done by someone who has a lot of power. Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) mentions that "there is a killer you cannot control." This could have been done the big villain of the series which is still unknown at this point.
Could this season transform Trish into her comic book alter ego Hellcat? We see Trish get into a fight just after she mentions that Jessica needs a side kick. She already has had self defense lessons and can hold her own so we're hoping for a further transformation into the character. In the comics Hellcat is a street level vigilante so will be perfect for the Netflix Marvel series'.
We see some quick scenes. One where Jessica pushes Janet McTeer's character into a wall so that didn't end well. Another where she is angry at Pryce Cheng so this also didn't end well as she ends up punching him through a window and another scene where she punches a cell wall. This shows that she has probably been set up for the murders that were shown previously in the trailer.
We see a shot of ash falling from above which is strange as we haven't seen any other footage which lines up with this. We also see how she gets in that cell from before as she is arrested by the NYPD. Also a charred skull is shown which could be anybodies. Maybe it's from a similar experiment to Jessica's however this one went horribly wrong.
Something terrible must have happened to let Jeri show these extreme emotions. She is normally the last person to show emotion so something bad has happened
This next scene could be another flashback which could be linked to the ash falling. We see a charred figure breaking out of the facility from before. Could this be the skull that she finds?
We are shown a lot of quick scenes which haven't really got much to say about them as most of it is making out or jessica hurting someone. However we are shown jessica getting hit by an explosion. The final moments of the trailer is the section that hypes us the most here at ASO. The final moments bathe Jessica in a purple light and show a pair of hands clapping. This symbolises Kilgrave's (David Tennant) return, the purple light being a reference to the fact that in the comics he is called the purple man due to his skin being purple. Since Kilgrave died in the finale of last season we're curious as too how he returns. Is it a vision from Jessica? Did he really survive? Or has he been revived? We are really excited to see his return as one of the best MCU villains to date.
There we have it. Everything the trailer had to offer. We cannot wait for season 2 too air on March 8th. Thank you very much for reading this post. These are our next two posts, which we'd love you to return for:
Please be aware this article contains significant amounts of profanity from Deadpool- you have been warned!
The foul mouthed, meta wall breaking mutant Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back and up against the son of Cyclops, Cable (Josh Brolin). And to accompany the trailer, we are here to break it down frame by frame. Enjoy!
We begin with Cable himself- aka Nathan Christopher Charles Summers- who is a long running X- Men villain and associate of Deadpool. Cable is from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present day.
Visible is his techno-organic eye that has the capacity to see through the infra-red spectrum of the light spectrum and see further than normal.
We then see Cable again standing in some form of dilapidated and derelict city-scape. With lights hovering around him, one could guess this is the same searchlights 2014's X-Men 'Days of Future Past' coming from Sentinel Drones.
Notice the people in the background, wearing yellow jumpsuits and collars with red lights attached, you'll see these again later in the trailer and those collars are more interesting than first thought.
Although this may seem like a rather hilarious attempt at making Cable even more bizarre, this teddy bear actually has some rather dark roots. The silver painted and eyeless bear has significant links to the 'Messiah War' story-line featuring Cable in which he goes back in time and attempts to save a girl called Hope Summers. Cable went to save Hope after the events of the "House of M" and "Decimation" story-line.
In the teaser released alongside 2017's Logan, we see Deadpool running into the phone-booth with "HOPE!" written on the top right of the inside window- perhaps Hope Summers has a bigger part to play in this film after all.
Another quick shot here and we see Cable's gun in fact goes up to 11, a direct reference to the 1987 comedy musical 'This is Spinal Tap' about a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates.
We then see Cable fall into a pool of water, mirroring a scene from yesterday's Venom trailer. This could be a very clever prediction by Deadpool showing how generic some people are claiming Venom to be.
We then lead up to one of the funniest scenes in the trailer, Josh Brolin's Cable walks out with a non-glowing eye and a green-screen metal arm. Much to the amusement and disbelief of Deadpool himself. Thus leading to a hilarious scene of his re-enactment of a battle between the former and Cable.
And as it is Deadpool, we have our first of many 4th wall breaking voiceovers- in this case we reference DC's Justice League drama of Henry Cavill's CGI moustache removal. Good one Marvel, good one! He then goes on to quote Thanos himself (also portrayed by Josh Brolin) as he says "Fuck it, I'll do it myself" to (more expletively) quote Thanos from Avengers: Age of Ultron post-credit scene.
"Reach for the sky!"- Deadpool here quoting one of many references to the Toy Story franchise- with him dressed up in Woody's costume- no doubt a joke will be made as regards his innuendo of a name, also- he also comments on the height of Cable. This is an in-joke made to the pair of actors as Brolin's character of Cable should loom over Deadpool (as seen in the comics) however in reality, Brolin is much smaller than Reynolds, making for some hilarious banter between the two.
Now, this toy re-enactment is filled with easter eggs and references. Lets begin with the actual room, to the top we see a huge 'D'- pun not intended- to symbolise Deadpool. Then we have to the right of the scene we see Wade Wilson's interpretation of the Bob Ross painting from the teaser released a few months ago. Then looking into the toy set, the entire thing is in direct reference to Pixar's Toy Story scenes. Looking closer we can see the little green army men and a figure holding a movie camera- symbolising the meta nature of the film. Below we also have a 'Mr Potato Head' shaped version of Julian Dennison's character.
"Regenerative powers! Activate!" shouts Deadpool as he gets thrown to the floor giving us a more visible look at the figure of Dennison's character who we see later in the trailer.
Another "Infinity War" reference to Thanos here as Deadpool says "I've got the stone's here to help you"- but in this context the infinity stones mean something much more phallic.
And finally, one more reference to Toy Story with both of Deadpool's shoes reading 'Wade' much like how Andy marked his toys in the films.
Here we have the 'Department of Mutant Control', a connection to the 'Mutant Response Division' from the 'X-Factor' comic book line. The DMC feature heavily in this trailer so keep a lookout. The MRD were formed by the UN on Bolivar Trask after a series of mass murders by mutants across the country.
We then see Deadpool who seems to have got a bit sticky- in duct tape- and is about to smash this (poor) man in the face with a brick. Yep, that's Deadpool.
We than have Domino (Zazie Beetz) who was one of many children born to the U.S. government’s Project: Armageddon, designed to genetically engineer the perfect weapon using a precognitive mutant named Beatrice. In the comics Domino has been predominantly white skinned with a black diamond around her left eye, however in this film Beetz will be portraying the character with a white diamond around her eye.
According to Marvel Comics: Domino is a mutant with the ability to subliminally and psionically initiate random telekinetic acts that affect probability in her favour by making improbable (but not impossible) things to occur within her line of sight, thus causing her to have "good luck" and her opponents to have "bad luck." This phenomenon can be anything from an enemy's equipment failure to hitting just the right switch with a stray shot to shut down an overloading nuclear reactor.
Notice the posters on the wall to the right of Domino, that read 'Purity, Humanity, Infinity'- this could be a link to the same cult we see in Trailer #1 with Julian Dennison.
Finally we see Brianna Hildebrand portraying Negasonic Teenage Warhead who first appeared in the original Deadpool movie. While most X-Men enjoy using their special abilities to protect the world, NTW couldn't have been any more apathetic about being a superhero in Deadpool and it seems that will be the case again here.
Is this the X-Force we spot? It seems so! With Deadpool and Domino beside them, we see Terry Crews (right f.g.) portraying what seems to be G.W. Bridge (He is a former mercenary and high-ranking agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Then we have someone on the left (b.g.) who looks like Chamber from Generation-X comics who was a British mutant that possessed the ability to cast energy blasts from his chest. He had limited control of his power and destroyed much of his chest and lower face when his powers emerged. And on the right background we have what looks to be Shatterstar a genetically engineered humanoid from the Mojoverse who first appeared in New Mutants vol.1 #99, after which he became a member of the superhero team X-Force.
We then see Julianne Dennison's character who has one of the same collars around his neck like the one's we saw at the beginning of the trailer with Cable. These collars are designed to suppress mutations and prevent any destruction- but they can't stop profanity it seems.
It's Dopinder from Deadpool 1! Our favourite taxi driver is back to give Wade Wilson a lift to kick some Cable ass, which we see in the next clip:
It seems Brolin would rather get back to being Thanos sitting in his big floating throne...
We then see Wade in what looks like to be the same yellow uniforms as the prisoners from earlier on, could he be trying to infiltrate the facility and get to Cable? It seems likely.
Penultimately, we see closeups of 2 of Deadpool's closest allies: Wade's fiance Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and Weasel (T.J. Miller). Vanessa in fact later becomes Copyca who first appeared in X-Force #19 where the character was retconned to the first appearance of Domino in The New Mutants #98 and was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld.
The trailer finishes with Wade along with Blind Al. Wade seems to be wearing the same shirt as Chunk from the Goonies- truffle shuffle anyone?
And we finish with a great line from both Cable and Wade respectively:
"You're time's up you dumb fucks"
"Now, that's just lazy writing"
Wade, you couldn't have put it better yourself!
And that is our full breakdown of the first trailer for the currently Untitled Deadpool 2, we hope you enjoyed and please join us tomorrow for our review of the Jessica Jones Season 2 trailer and on Sunday for our roundup of this weeks news (not including things we've already covered!).
The Venom teaser trailer was released today and WOW did it shock us! The symbiote didn't show up, however the trailer was definitely worth waiting for and it is very apparent as to why Sony chose Tom Hardy to play the anti-hero Eddie Brock/Venom.
The trailer opens up with Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) in an MRI machine. This moment set the tone of the rest of the trailer. In the comics there was a point where Eddie was dying of cancer and turned into Anti-Venom to cure his cancer so a similar thing could be happening here but he turns into Venom instead due to Spiderman not being in the film.
Next up we have a beautiful shot of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Eddie Brock's home is San Francisco so it only makes sense as to why we see a skyline shot of it here. Eddie also starts saying "Everyone's got their thing"
The next few shots are Eddie walking around in the city as he says "Maybe it's a breakup" and then Anne Weying (Michelle Williams) who in the comics is a successful lawyer ,but at one point gets shot so Eddie separates himself from the symbiote so it can heal her and she become She-Venom. Maybe this could happen in a later film? Also in the comics the two are divorced however in this shot she is in the hospital so maybe they are still together and she's waiting for him?
We next see Eddie in a facility with all the lights off except for one section which is illuminated. We presume he isn't supposed to be there. We also see him lift a tarp up and reveal some pieces which look like is from an alien. Maybe the symbiote was bonded to something else before it came to earth? He also says during this section "a death"
What we see next could be very important. This is presumably how the Venom symbiote arrived on earth. This could either be a human creation such as a satellite or an alien spaceship, as in the comics the symbiote has arrived on earth in multiple ways. Brock continues and says " an accident." We are starting to believe that what Brock says is what is shown on screen so this ship crash is an accident, the facility above is where a death happened (probably the alien in the ship), and he might have just broken up with Anne, however nothing is confirmed.
Eddie wakes up from whatever state he is. We also see Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) open the door to a van which has the symbiote in the back of it. This is a key scene ,because its means that the symbiote doesn't bond to Eddie straight away and the government will know about the creature prior to it bonding to Eddie. He continues on to says "whatever it is, it use to be one thing and now your something else."
We are shown a lot of quick scenes which don't show a lot, but some of them could be of importance. We see Brock on a motorbike in a chase as two cars are tipped over. Could this be how he gets into hospital? The scene just after shows him running out of the facility he was in before so maybe he bonds with the symbiote in the lab and destroys it leading to the car chase which puts him in hospital. As he clearly has the powers in the hospital as we'll see in a minute. Next we see some computers get thrown everywhere and we're curious as to what caused this as Venom doesn't have telekinesis. Brock starts his final line of dialogue for the trailer as he says "We all have our own problems, our own issues, our own.... demons."
Finally we see Eddie starting to freak out in the MRI machine. If you look closely you can see the symbiote coming through the veins of Eddie as well as his teeth starting to turn spikey. In the comics Venom is vulnerable to certain sonic frequencies so we assume that the MRI is starting to cause pain for the symbiote which means Eddie becomes hurt as well. This scene is really well acted from Tom Hardy and the standout scene in the trailer as it really makes you believe he is in pain.
So there we have it. Everything you need to know about the Venom teaser trailer. This is one of our favourite trailers this week and definitely one of the most anticipated films this year its a shame we have to wait 8 months until its release. We'll definitely do a villian profile for Venom and Carnage (who is also in the film) closer to the film.
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