The folks at Sony are rolling out the red carpet leading up to the release of Venom. As it’s the first Marvel title that Sony has had since 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, they’re pulling out all the stops and making sure everyone knows that Venom is a force to be reckoned with.
In July, Tom Hardy and the cast of Venom went to San Diego Comic-Con to promote the film followed by a very telling interview with Total Film Magazine. We have learned a lot about the upcoming film without any spoilers from the summer’s interviews, so now it is time for some new info. The latest news on the film comes from an unlikely source, but is sure is cool regardless.
Eminem, one of the world’s most celebrated rappers has apparently signed on to do a song for the Venom soundtrack. The artist posted a snippet of his upcoming song onto his social media this week to break the announcement. A few hours after the snippet release, Eminem released his own surprise album with the song on it entitled “Venom – Music from the Motion Picture.”
It is still unknown whether or not the song will be a stand-alone contribution to the soundtrack or part of several songs by Eminem to be featured. The song seems to be the only one featured in Venom that also appears on his own separate album, but with a surprise album drop like this, all bets are off as to what Eminem could do next.
It seems that the director of Venom, Ruben Fleischer, may be taking cues from Black Panther and is making an effort to have a killer soundtrack to be paired with the movie. The official Venom social media accounts reposted the song snippet with the caption “Eminem x Venom,” so perhaps Eminem has a bigger role in the upcoming album just as Kendrick Lamar did with Black Panther.
In the meantime, check out the song snippet posted by Eminem below:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 30, 2018
The full song (along with Eminem’s full new album) is available to stream on all music platforms now.
Presumably the first single for the soundtrack will be this one, so hopefully, more song releases will be coming in the next five weeks leading up to the film release. One thing is for sure; if the first glimpse into the soundtrack is a brand new song from Eminem, then the bar for the Venom soundtrack is set incredibly high!