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Notes: Tom Hardy sports Detroit Lions jacket in new ‘Venom’ trailer

Could there be a new iconic jacket in town?

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First it was Axel Foley, now a new hero is sporting a Detroit Lions look as he takes on the world.

Most Motor City fans love the iconic Lions jacket worn by Eddie Murphy’s character in Beverly Hills Cop II, I know Jared Goff does.

Now a new character is sporting a similar look. In the “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” trailer, Tom Hardy’s character Eddie Brock is wearing either a Detroit Lions jacket or a generic Detroit football one.

It’s about 45 seconds into the trailer.

For a city used to so little recognition — well, positive recognition — some representation is pretty cool. I looked around but couldn’t find Venom’s connection to Detroit, or if there is one, so let me know if you see anything.

Early reactions have been mixed. Some find it cool, others find it to be a sort of character setting — at the beginning of the movie, this guy is down on his luck but will rise to glory in the next 90-120 minutes. These made me laugh:

Whatever — Detroit vs. Everybody. Onto the rest of your notes.

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