Hell, it’s not like the first film remained subtle anyway, but ever since we took a look at it, Venom: Let there be a massacre has not stopped leaning towards the dual role of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Venom Symbiote, to the extent that the couple is described as a couple, strange or otherwise.
The latest comes from Let there be a massacre director Andy Serkis, in a feature release released by Sony today explicitly focusing on Venom and Eddie’s relationship in the new film. Sure, the shots are mostly messy breakfast tricks that were in the trailers, but still! Seven-year-old itch is a last name, they are a prototype weird couple, they are talked about as if they have been partners for years and years, and less about the type of relationship between criminals who eat. “It’s a relationship cycle,” the director said. “You have two characters who are literally stuck next to each other.”
Really, it’s kind of sweet in the way Sony just accepted that Eddie and the symbiote have more than their physical connection, even if they still play a little more for laughter and less in a way that a particular subsection Venom a fandom might prefer it. We might just get confusion and the occasional sad comparison to romantic couples, but hey: maybe so Venom 3 we will be ready to completely turn this franchise into a rom-com action adventure in the way that superhero movies could be, if they weren’t so damn cowardly.
At the very least, it’s good to know that there’s someone out there at Sony Pictures who’s listening to fans. Venom: Let there be a massacre coming to theaters on September 30 – stay up to date with io9 for more information on the team behind the film this week.
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