WE… are Venom.
Sony didn’t make the best first impression with their initial teaser trailer for director Ruben Fleischer’s Tom Hardy-starring Venom, which showed us a lot of Eddie Brock but none of Venom. Have no fear, because the official trailer out of CinemaCon tonight, as previewed by some leaked footage earlier, shows the monster off in all his glory!
Eddie and the Venom symbiote become one for the entire second half of the trailer, with Brock struggling with his newfound alter ego. By the end of the footage, he has fully embraced his inner monster – or inner anti-hero, if you prefer – completely transforming into Venom in a pretty spectacular moment that we can’t wait for you to see.
So what are you waiting for?! Check out trailer and poster below.
Venom arrives in theaters on October 5, 2018.
Woody Harrelson is rumored to be playing Cletus Kasady, who becomes the vicious symbiote known as Carnage, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.
Written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, as well as Ron Lim and Sam Delarosa, the movie is inspired by “Venom: Lethal Protector”, a six-episode limited series that notably reinvented Venom from a Spider-Man villain to a Marvel Comics anti-hero. In it, Venom moves from New York City to San Francisco after coming to an agreement with his former foe Spider-Man. (IGN)
As for “Planet of the Symbiotes”, another inspiration, Eddie Brock’s relationship is with his symbiote and the influence it has on him is explored. Also written by Michelinie, “Planet of the Symbiotes” follows Venom fighting an army of symbiotes with the help of Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider.