The time is now for Sony Pictures as they debut the first announcement trailer for Venom starring Tom Hardy.
Sony’s burgeoning “Spider-Verse” was once thought to be a misguided attempt to mimic Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. However, after the vibrant teaser for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and our first look at Venom, it seems that there is more than enough material to support the series of Spider-Man spin-off projects in the near future. More importantly, it appears that the studio is willing to take chances with these ancillary projects, like the upcoming Silver and Black.
Venom got a headstart with the miraculous casting of Hardy in the lead role of Eddie Brock, which is a nod to film enthusiasts that this will not be a cartoony adaptation of the Marvel Comics’ character. This notion was confirmed with the addition of Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) as Brock’s love interest Anne Weying, along with standout Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as the Life Foundation’s Dr. Carlton Drake.
Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer is at the helm, who seems to have the range needed to adapt one of Marvel’s most terrifying characters. Tone will be the key to the movie’s success which has the potential to be an R-rated horror-thriller that the superhero genre hasn’t done justice to…yet. With Fox’s New Mutants getting pushed until next year, Venom has a chance to set the trend this Fall.
This morning we got our first look at the upcoming adaptation which establishes the vibe, which is being sold as a science-fiction drama and holding back on the comic book elements. While the lack of a reveal of Venom may be disappointing to many, the teaser does effectively establish the Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde duality that Hardy will be bringing to life. If you keep your eyes peeled and are a fan of the “Lethal Protector” and “Agent Venom” storylines, you can catch the nefarious Life Foundation and the actual space goo that will ultimately bond with Brock. With a long eight months to go until the movie’s release, we are sure to get a lot more in the near future. Go ahead and check out the international version below.
One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
Venom opens on October 5th, 2018.