– by Nick Doll

Sony’s Venom film, the first film in their Spider-Man universe that doesn’t include Spider-Man (we’re still scratching our heads about that one, all these months later), is deep into production in order to hit an October release date.

Even so, aside from a set photo or two from Tom Hardy’s Instagram, not much has been released as far as any sort of official look at the project. No official stills, logo, poster, or trailer as of yet. But…

Something Venom comes this way… this week!

IGN has a continuing feature in January called IGN First, spotlighting the upcoming year in film with exclusive trailer debuts, image reveals, clips, and interviews. So far this month they have released the Slender Man trailer, as well as an exclusive still from 12 Strong, a Batman: Gotham by Gaslight feature, and an exclusive Insidious: The Last Key clip. But what’s on the horizon is far more exciting…

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IGN is teasing New Mutants and Venom content this week; the first official Venom content straight from Sony!

Now, I definitely wouldn’t expect a trailer, but a first official still of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, hopefully with the symbiote covering him in some form or another, totally seems in the cards, and I really want to see it.

So, I guess this is a news story to inform you to look for the first official goods on Venom later this week!

Are you holding out hope for Venom, even though his film is set in a world without Spider-Man? Or should Sony make like Fox and sell to Disney?  I mean, who doesn’t like a good ‘ole monopoly? Let us know in the comment section below!

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