First Trailer for 'Venom' Places Tom Hardy in the 'Spider-Man' Universe

Danny Woods
February 9, 2018

Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate will also feature in the film, which is being directed by Ruben Fleischer, and we can expect to see the full film come out in October. Until then, the shadows betray us, because the classic Spider-Man villain is nowhere in sight. For those who haven't read the comics - or haven't been paying attention - Weying is Eddie Brock's ex-wife, and eventually takes on the role She-Venom.

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Erik Hayden: What is Sony trying to say with this 1:49 teaser of its new hopeful franchise-in-the-making, besides "Trust in a brooding Tom Hardy"?

His voiceover warns: 'Everyone's got their thing.

Parker: I like Tom Hardy a lot, I do, but he is going to have to be incredible in this for me to believe he is Eddie Brock.

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The Mad Max star plays Eddie Brock, who - as we see in the teaser - is dealing with a serious medical issue (if you can call it that).

It appears as though Sony's VENOM is looking to create a film that will be actively character driven.

The upcoming film, though, is a stand-alone venture that bears no link to this summer's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" starring Tom Holland. As much as we all bemoan too many companies ignoring that last one in constantly escalating fashion, this Venom trailer goes way in the opposite direction, and that's not great, either.

The VENOM teaser trailer released this morning! Yes, I'm still griping on about that movie. Originally conceived in the comics as an antagonist Spider-Man, the character became more of an anti-hero at the height of his 1990s popularity.

Sony Pictures has set an October 5, 2018 theatrical release date for the action thriller.

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