'Venom' Blu-Ray Release Announced In Strange Rom-Com Trailer

Finally realizing that dark and serious isn't the way to go, the marketing team behind Venom are leaning into the goofiness. A new trailer cut to resemble a rom-com announces the Venom Blu-ray release date, and makes you scratch your head in the process. Watch Venom woo Tom Hardy and learn the Venom Blu-ray and digital release date below.

Venom Blu-ray Release Trailer 

Well, that's...different. Before Venom hit theaters, director Ruben Fleischer and company were selling it as a dark, gritty, violent anti-superhero film. But the symbiote is out of the bag, now – everyone knows Venom is rather silly – but not silly enough to stop the film from becoming a massive hit. In fact, Venom has now made $822.5 million worldwide, making the movie more successful than both Wonder Woman and Deadpool.

Rather than run from that silliness, Sony is leaning into it, giving VenomDeadpool-like trailer that repurposes the movie as a rom-com between Tom Hardy and a giant slime monster. They even throw in the scene where Hardy and Venom make out. The trailer also features Michelle Williams making this face:

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Honestly, I'd rather see the mostly fake movie being advertised here than the real Venom. Maybe Venom 2 will go full-blown comedy, and embrace the love between an alien who eats heads and a man with a silly voice. We can only hope. All that said, even though this is clearly meant to be a joke, the trailer is still all over the place. The footage starts off with cartoony snowfall to play up the holiday season, and then abandons that idea completely for the rom-com idea instead. Make up your mind, Venom.

Of course, the real reason for this trailer to exist is to announce the impending home video release – which is very soon. Venom will first hit digital on December 11, 2018, before arriving on on Blu-ray December 18, 2018. Here's a look at the special features.

  • Venom Mode: When selecting this mode the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout the film to provide insight on the movie's relationship to the comics, and to reveal hidden references that even a seasoned Venom-fan may have missed!
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes: These deleted and extended scenes will give fans even more of the Venom action they loved in theaters!
    • Ride to Hospital – Eddie and Venom take a ride to the hospital.
    • Car Alarm – Let's just say that Venom is not fond of car alarms.
    • San Quentin – Extended post-credits scene at San Quentin.
    • From Symbiote to Screen: A mini documentary about the history of Venom in comics and his journey to the big screen. Interviews with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Ruben Fleischer, Oliver Scholl, and Director and Comic Fanboy Kevin Smith.
    • The Lethal Protector in Action: Go behind the scenes with the production crew and learn the secrets behind the awesome Motorcycle stunts, wire stunts, and drones.
    • Venom Vision: A look at how Ruben Fleischer came to the project, gathered his team, and made Venom a reality. Utilizes interviews from cast, crew, and producers as well as Fleischer himself.
    • Designing Venom: Designing and creating Venom meant a huge challenge for VFX artists; follow the amazing journey.
    • Symbiote Secrets: Blink and you may have missed it! Enjoy the hidden references throughout the film.
    • 8 Select Scenes Pre-Vis sequences: See the progression of the visual effects, storyboards and fight chorography compared to the finished film.
    • "Venom" by Eminem – Music Video
    • "Sunflower" by Post Malone, Swae Lee (From Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sneak Peek: Meanwhile in another universe...
    • Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake's experiments, Eddie's body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating. Starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed Scott Haze, Reid Scott and Woody Harrelson in a wig.

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