'Venom' Teaser Trailer Has Lots of Tom Hardy, No Venom

  • 'Venom' Teaser Trailer Has Lots of Tom Hardy, No Venom

'Venom' Teaser Trailer Has Lots of Tom Hardy, No Venom

And these movies tend to exist outside the Disney umbrella - the X-Men series (20th Century Fox), Logan (20th Century Fox) and, now, Venom (Sony).

Sony Pictures has finally released footage of one of the most perplexing comic-book movies in recent memory: "Venom", a solo movie directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") focused on Spider-Man's arch-nemesis. Infected by a Symbiote alien, the journalist morphs into Venom. Once that merges with Brock, Venom is born.

That's right. The one thing drawing fanboys to this flick is Venom himself, even though the character is dangerously being developed outside the parental guidance of Marvel Studios.

Tom Hardy is going to have a big year, ladies and gentlemen. We also get to see Hardy go all Eleven from Stranger Things on folks. Hardy here is definitely referring to Eddie Brock's transformation into Venom.

There are a couple of possible reasons why the full-fledged Venom isn't included in this first trailer, the most obvious being that maybe the visual effects simply aren't ready. But with a great cast list, including Tom Hardy, and an interesting trailer debut, those nerves can be relaxed a bit. In them, anti-hero Brock moves to San Francisco and vows to protect the innocent after serving as Spider-Man's foe. "We all have our own problems, our own issues...our own demons". One of three villains in the overstuffed threequel, with just a few minutes of screen time, this Venom was widely viewed as shoehorned into the last of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, and fans were not impressed.

It appears as though Sony's VENOM is looking to create a film that will be actively character driven. There's also a brief glimpse at Michelle Williams, who plays Anne Weying, a lawyer and Brock's ex-wife. Yes, I'm still griping on about that movie.

Anyhow, give the poster a look-see, along with the trailer below and then let us know what you think of the film thus far!

Is this a case where Sony is anxious to show off Venom before the movie is released on October 5?