SDCC attendees found themselves caught in a web when Sony took to the stage in Hall H, bringing with them new footage from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Venom.
The first half of the Sony panel was dedicated to Into the Spider-Verse, were moderator Jessica Chobot was joined by directors Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, and Bob Persichetti, and three of the film’s Spidey incarnations – Shameik Moore (Miles Morales), Jake Johnson (Peter Parker), and Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Gwen).
Footage shown at the panel followed in the same vein as the earlier trailers, in a style that looks as though it was taken straight from the pages of a comic book. The new footage also gave fans a glimpse of more Spider-people, including Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Penny Parker and her robot SPDR (Kimiko Glenn) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
The second portion of the panel belonged to Tom Hardy’s Venom, where the star was joined by co-star Riz Ahmed and director Ruben Fleischer.
Fleischer spoke a little about the Spidey spinoff that explores the identity of iconic Spider-Man foe and symbiote, Venom. Hardy mentioned that he would be more than happy to battle Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, and it SBOC Media’s intel is correct – he might well be doing that in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
While the trio were tight lipped about the film’s deeper plot, there were a few teases of what we can expect. Fleischer explained that he wants to create a “huge world with the Venom story” while also teasing that there “may or may not” be more villains showing up in the film.
The biggest reveal, however, was that of the film’s villain – Ahmed’s Riot, a symbiote villain who is stronger and bigger than Venom. Hall H went crazy over the footage, but unfortunately, we won’t be able to see it until it’s released en masse.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set for release on December 14th.
Venom is set for release on October 5th.