New Trailer Finally Shows Tom Hardy As Venom
We first got a look at the upcoming Venom film in February, showing Tom Hardy walking through a city street, riding his motorcycle and sitting in a medical facility getting a CT scan. We never got to witness Hardy's character Eddie Brock becoming Venom...until now.
The newest trailer for Venom has finally given fans a glimpse at the actor morphing into the scary yet incredible supervillain.
He gets infected by what Marvel calls a Symbiote, which is an alien parasite that requires a host to live. The first host for the venom symbiote is Spider-Man, however, as seen in Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker gets it out of his system after finding out how dark it can be.
It then moves onto disgraced journalist Brock who quickly gains supernatural powers.
This film will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and Ant-Man, and instead will form part of Sony's Marvel Universe.
Other titles to be expected from this new generation of superhero films include Silver and Black, Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire.
But while Venom might not share in the MCU, Sony says the movie is in the same universe as the most recent Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland - sparking hope that there could be a cross-over in the future.
While there have been rumours circulating for a while that Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage will be the main enemy for the film, it looks like it will be Carlton Drake, the head of the Life Foundation, a group that is a primary enemy of Spider-Man.
In the comic books Drake goes after Venom to try and create variants of his symbiote and eventually produces Scream, Lasher, Phage, Agony and Riot - so not only could we see Venom in all his symbiotic glory but five others as well.
Riz Ahmed will play Carlton Drake while Scott Haze is playing Roland Treece, the head of Treece International which is an associate of the Life Foundation and ends up being a civilian villain against Venom and Spider-man.
But then you've also got Reid Scott cast as Patrick Mulligan also known as Toxin, the third most famous symbiote under Venom and Carnage. He's the first symbiote to have an alliance with Spider-Man and has an on-off relationship with Venom.
So it looks like Hardy's character will have plenty of people to play with.
The movie's set to be released in the US on 5 October later this year and will also star Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Manchester By The Sea).
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