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Previously: The villain went kaboom. What more do you really need to know? It’s daytime now, and there’s a serene-looking shot of the San Francisco skyline, so I guess the city recovered pretty quickly from a rocket exploding in the bay.
Previously: Eddie was able to rid himself of the Venom symbiote at the perfect time: just as his arch-enemy Carlton Drake got his own symbiote and sent his goons out to tranquilize Eddie and bring him back alive. Oops!
Previously: Carlton Drake offed his lead scientist Dr. Skirth, then sent his security team to go retrieve his symbiote. But Eddie successfully eluded them by finally turning into Venom, whose primary superpower seems to be shooting black goo out of various orifices.
Previously: Eddie got merged with one of Carlton Drake’s symbiotes, which allowed him to climb trees and gave him cravings for all sorts of not-dead foods. After dining on extremely fresh lobster, Annie’s doctor boyfriend Dan did an MRI scan on Eddie and then told him to go home and sleep off that symbiote.
Previously: Carlton Drake started using his symbiotes from space to experiment on homeless people, with predictable results. Eddie Brock, who previously lost his job over investigating Drake, got suckered into investigating him again. Meanwhile, an evil symbiote is aggressively making its way...
Previously: A spaceship belonging to Carlton Drake’s Life Foundation crashed in Asia, carrying several mysterious “organisms” (AKA symbiotes) as well as J. Jonah Jameson’s astronaut son, who immediately died and passed on a symbiote to an EMT worker. Meanwhile, Drake didn’t like the probing questions...
A movie about a Spider-Man villain whose origin and abilities are intrinsically tied to Spider-Man… where Spider-Man doesn’t appear, and which is completely devoid of any references at all to the Web-Slinger? How could this possibly result in anything but an Amazing Spider-Man 2-level disaster?