Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are waiting with baited breath to see how it's first entry of Spider-Man-less solo films fits (or doesn't fit) into the fabric of the MCU.
The film's star, Tom Hardy, will not exactly have abated fans' fears when he told Entertainment Weekly that his new character is 'like Ren and Stimpy'.
Okay, for context - Hardy was referring to the different sounds the characters made. Right.
Hardy explained to Entertainment Weekly: "It's a bit like Ren and Stimpy, you know?" Hardy said. "They have different sounds. I always saw Venom as sounding like a James Brown lounge lizard, and Eddie Brock is kind of...I don't know, an everyday kind of guy. But he's inherited this massive ego, this beast."
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film wouldn't be a part of the MCU.
However, with Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios and Amy Pascall of Sony previously both stating it is or isn't involved in the main films, it's still best to wait till we see the film to pass judgement.We've still got our fingers crossed for a Tom Holland cameo, secretly.
Director Ruben Fleischer concurred with the star, explaining his movie was about the relationship between Eddie Brock and the villainous Venom.
He said: "Usually a human gets imbued with powers or an alien comes from outer space and has to figure out how to live on our Earth.
"But this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship."
This Venom does, at the least, look pretty comic accurate, covered in tendrils that spread across his body.
As we get closer to the movies release date, a new trailer should be dropping any moment now. Watch the previous trailer above.
The movie opens 4 October in Australia and 5 October in the USA and UK.
Words by Will Stevenson
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