Just 11 days after principal photography has officially wrapped, Marvel monster fans already have a first look at Tom Hardy as Venom in the upcoming Sony movie of the same name! In an aggressive promotional move, the studio published the first teaser poster artwork on its official Twitter feed to announce the arrival of today’s teaser trailer:
— Sony (@Sony) February 7, 2018
Clocking in at one minute and forty-nine seconds, the new video primarily focuses on Hardy as Eddie Brock. In stark contrast to the standard superhero cinema fare of today, Venom appears to be a much more gritty and personal film than Sony’s recent bubblegum-pop presentation of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The trailer’s voiceover provides a further hint at the inner demons which will be on full display in Venom:
“Everyone’s got their thing. Maybe it’s a breakup, a death, an accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing. Now, you’re something else. We all have our own problems. Our own issues. Our own … demons.”
Hardy’s signature brutal swagger is on full display as Brock, and the studio made an interesting decision to never show him in his famous symbiotic costume throughout the entire trailer. Not only is this a promising signal that the movie will feature a character-driven story, but it also gives Venom fans something to look forward to as we get closer to the movie’s release date! You can watch the entire clip for yourself below:
Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer. The film also stars Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, and Michelle Williams. It will debut in theaters on October 5th, 2018. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this exciting project as they break!