Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Tom Hardy Can't Stop Brooding In First Venom Trailer

'Venom' Teaser: Tom Hardy Shouts Down His Demons As Marvel's Lethal Protector Venom trailer shows first look as Sony's Spider-Man spin-off
Stacy Diaz | 09 February, 2018, 01:58

We still can't believe there's a standalone Venom movie, but here's the trailer to prove it. Tom Hardy stars as the character who began life in the pages of Spider-Man.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.

The movie has an October 5 release date. Ahmed's Drake looks to be our main antagonist at this point. If you look into the glass room you can see several of the containers sitting around amongst some equipment.

In a time where superhero movies are one of the most popular genres in cinema, we're used to having the costume and alter-ego as part of the trailer since it's the draw of the film. Tom Hardy is stepping into the title role as Eddie Brock in a universe where he isn't one of Spider-Man's greatest villains, but his own hero... or anti-hero... or worse. If I didn't know who Venom was, I'd have even less of a clue as to what this movie's going to be about.

The first teaser for "Venom" is here with no Venom in sight.

The trailer is set to a monologue from Hardy's character.

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Just yesterday, we were treated to the first actual trailer for Deadpool 2 and, today, it was Venom's turn to follow suit. This could be the film origin for the symbiote and how it got to Earth.

In 2015, Sony Pictures struck a collaborative deal with Marvel Studios over the film rights to Spider-Man. After merging with the symbiote, Spider-Man gained enhanced powers, but he ultimately parted with the symbiote after discovering it was a living alien that required a host to survive. That's because the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated comic book film failed to actually show the character. Again, the joy of teaser trailers.

Venom will hail from Sony's Marvel Universe of characters and will not be a spinoff of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, wherein Sony allows Spider-Man to be played by Tom Holland.