October 3, 2018: Your Chance to Preview Venom

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A Brief History

Superhero film fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Venom on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark in Valley View, Ohio!  For your chance to get a pass, log on to SonyScreenings.com/Redeem and enter the code VenomHH83752.  This pass is valid for up to 2 seats.  Seating is first-come, first-served and is not guaranteed.  You must be with your guest to enter.  Saving seats for other parties is prohibited.

Digging Deeper  

In Venom, a journalist named Eddie Brock has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake – and that obsession ruined Eddie’s career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying.  Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they are looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote that imbues him with super-human abilities and a horrific alter-ego: “Venom”; Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, a district attorney and Eddie’s girlfriend; and Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake, a genius inventor and leader of the Life Foundation experimenting on the symbiotes.

The film will be released in the United States on October 5, 2018.

Theatrical release poster

Questions for students: Did you ever read any comic books featuring Venom?  Also, are you planning on seeing this movie?

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see Venom‘s official website at http://www.venom.movie/site/.

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Dr. Zar

Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.