A brand new trailer has arrived for Venom, the Marvel/Sony comic book movie starring Tom Hardy.
This one has been the talk of comic-book fandom for some time, and this new second trailer gives us a first proper glimpse at Hardy as full-on Venom.
The look of Venom is good. On first-glance he does resemble the Spider-Man 3 version but on closer inspection (and with CGI that I expect will be a lot tighter come October), I think his look is very effective, with Venom’s smirk really captured well.
The film co-stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott and is directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Having enjoyed a lot of success with their latest reboot of the web-slinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming, who made a first cameo appearence in Captain America: Civil War last summer, Sony are now moving full steam ahead with their own Spider-Man Universe of movies.
Fast-tracked into cinemas for its release on October 5th 2018, Hardy will play disgraced journalist Eddie Brock, who later transforms into Venom, one of Spider-Man’s most fearsome adversaries.
No much is known about the direction that this screen version of Venom will take, but we hope it’s handled with a lot more care than the terrible version that ended up in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
It’s promising that the look of the teaser and the font style takes into account the ‘Lethal Protector’ version of Venom, the character’s best iteration.
The footage we see in the trailer focuses on Tom Hardy and we only get a proper look at the Venom creature right at the end. Expect this Venom trailer to be tagged with the cinematic release of Avengers: Infinity War.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (played by Brit actor Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his new-found identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming so hopefully he will make a cameo in this new Venom movie.
Check out the image of the first full poster for Venom below which features Tom Hardy transforming into the beast.