Sony Pictures Entertainment just released the first trailer for Marvel’s Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate.
Hardy, who is known for action and comedy films such as The Revenant, The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road stars as Eddie Brock/Venom, the antihero and one of the most famous villains of Spider-man. The last time this character was introduced in film was in Spider-Man 3 (2007) starring Tobey Maguire as the title character and Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/Venom. However, this would be the first time- the character has a stand-alone film.
According to The Guardian, this film is will be the first of many Sony films in the Marvel Universe. This Marvel Universe is separate from Marvel Studios including their new Spider man played by Tom Holland. Furthermore, this film will be R-rated compared to the traditional PG-13 rating.
Set in New York City, in the trailer we hear a monologue from Hardy’s Eddie Brock that states “Everyone’s got their thing. Maybe it’s a breakup. A death. an accident. He ends by saying, “we all have our own problems.our own issues. our own demons.” In the end of the trailer, we see Eddie Brock’s body is possessed by the alien symbiote, which gives him similar powers to our friendly neighborhood Spider-man.
Venom will hit theaters October 5th, 2018.