Attention internet: Venom and Eddie Brock are officially lovers. This is canon. Sorry, we don’t make the rules.
On Tuesday, Sony got into the holiday spirit by unleashing a new trailer for the Digital and Blu-ray release of Venom, the dark Marvel superhero movie (not produced by Disney) starring Tom Hardy. The film will be available on digital formats on December 11 and on physical Blu-ray on December 18.
But unlike the straightforward and boring presentation of yet another dark superhero movie, Sony took notice of the internet’s thirst for a Venom-Eddie Brock romance by cutting the film’s trailer into the style of a romantic comedy.
“I am Venom,” speaks that gruff, familiar voice of the symbiote in the new trailer, “and you are mine.”
Clearly, Sony has been surfing the internet. Even before the theatrical release of Venom, critics and fans have noticed the bizarre sexual energy shared between the brawny Eddie Brock (Hardy) and the inky alien symbiote who is also voiced by the English actor. Polygon, Vice, Daily Dot, and io9 have all explored difference facets to Venom’s sex appeal.
Personally, razor-sharp teeth and three-feet tongues aren’t my thing, but it’s never my business to judge another person’s kinks.
This isn’t the first time a Marvel movie played with genre. In the clever marketing for 2016’s Deadpool, the film playfully released a fake romantic movie-style poster. But unlike Venom, the Deadpool poster hid the fact it was a violent superhero movie. Venom, on the other hand, doesn’t, but it does get weird with the “She-Venom” spoiler.
Venom will be available on digital on December 11 and on Blu-ray on December 18.
Related video: Watch the official Inverse review of ‘Venom.’