Sure, Tom Holland's Spider-Man is gearing up for an awesome appearance in Avengers: Infinity War this week, but there have been other developments in the spider-themed corner of the Marvel world, as well. Specifically, the latest official trailer for Ruben Fleischer's Venom finally dropped online after debuting at CinemaCon. The trailer has provided us with more information about Tom Hardy's take on Eddie Brock, but it has also spurred some furious (not to mention absolutely amusing) debate over the proper pronunciation of the word "symbiote." One fan took to twitter and wrote:
So, as that tweet plainly points out: it's not like symbiote isn't a word with actual pronunciation. It's a word, and the trailer hilariously gets it wrong, according to some fans of the comics. The main culprit here is Jenny Slate's character in Venom, as she specifically refers to the alien entity by pronouncing the word "symbiote" with a "bye" sound in the middle instead of a "bee" sound. As you can see from that tweet, this has Marvel aficionados scratching their heads and wondering what's going on. In the eyes of some of these Marvel fans: "sim-bee-oht" > "sim-bye-oht." Say it with me. Sim-bee-oht.
Finally, because comedy so often relies on the rule of three, you can check out one more tweet mocking Venom's take on symbiote's pronunciation (not to mention the film's continuity), below.
Leave it to the internet to come up with the best jokes for instances like this. However, with all of that said, it's worth mentioning that there might be an in-universe rationale for why Jenny Slate says symbiote the way that she does. We don't know much about the true nature of her Venom character yet, so it's still entirely possible that the movie knows she's not saying it right. We will just have to wait and see.
Of course, if you want to actually hear the film's pronunciation of the word, then you can check out the newly-released trailer for Venom, below.
Looking beyond the pronunciation situation, there's still plenty to get excited about in the Venom world. Taking inspiration from the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes arcs, film will see Tom Hardy step into the role of investigative journalist Eddie Brock as he finds himself fused with the horrific alien monstrosity. As he begins to uncover new powers and abilities, he also forces himself try and control Venom as he transforms himself into a violent anti-hero.
Venom will hit theaters later this year on October 5, 2018. Make sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more information about the upcoming Sony Spider-Man spinoff film and check out our comprehensive movie premiere guide for more details on all of this year's major motion pictures.
Does the pronunciation of "symbiote" in Venom matter to you?