Tom Hardy Snarls in Startling New 'Venom' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know

Tom Hardy Snarls in Startling New 'Venom' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know

Jul 31, 2018

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Update #3: He begins as a reporter, uncovers "something really bad" and ends up "taken" as a very different sort of crusader with a very long tongue. Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock in a startling new trailer for Venom. Watch it now and then catch up with all we know about the upcoming thriller below.

 

Update #2: A new, full-length Venom trailer showcases Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. He's a crusading reporter who is not afraid to ask tough questions. Thanks to a whistleblower (Jenny Slate), Eddie hears about some nefarious plans by the mysterious Life Foundation, led by Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). His investigation leads to him being taken over by an alien symbiote. Soon he's taking direct, spectacular action against the bad guys and talking to himself on the streets of San Francisco. Michelle Williams also stars. Watch the new trailer and then check out everything else we know about the movie below. 

(Previously-published article follows.) 

Update #1: The first, intense teaser for Venom, starring Tom Hardy, has now arrived. Hardy plays the Marvel comic book character Eddie Brock. As his voice-over narration acknowledges: "We all have our own problems ... our own issues ... our own ... demons." Watch it below. 


 

(Previously-published article follows.)

Sony kicked off its next cinematic universe this week, as Venom began production in Atlanta on Monday. The comic book movie, focused on the titular Spider-Man supervillain, marked the occasion with a photo from the set, shared via Twitter.

The image, seen below, features Tom Hardy, who'll be playing Eddie Brock, aka Venom, and that's probably director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) in the back wearing his Baltimore Orioles cap. They appear to be having some sort of production meeting. 

Here's all that we know about the movie so far:

 

What is Venom about?

We don't know, as the plot is being kept under wraps. But the basic information to know is that Venom is a monstrous villain involving alien symbiote that takes over its host in the form of a suit. Brock, who in the comics was a photographer for the Daily Bugle, became the symbiote's host after Peter Parker/Spider-Man. 

Will Spider-Man be in the movie?

No, despite Venom being based on a character from the Spider-Man universe of Marvel Comics, the movie is the start of a series that's sort of Spidey-adjacent but Spidey-less. There will be no crossover with Sony's new Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.  

Who else will we see in Venom?

Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, Veep's Reid Scott, comedic actress Jenny Slate and Riz Ahmed of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have all been cast, but nothing substantial is known of their roles. Williams is reportedly playing a district attorney but has also recently been rumored to be Brock's ex-wife, Ann Weying, who turns into She-Venom.

Slate's character has simply been described as a scientist, while Ahmed's part was only said to be "a popular Marvel Comics character." But despite speculative assumptions, he's apparently not playing fellow Spidey nemesis Carnage. 

Are any other rumors about the plot floating around?

In the past, speculation was made that Venom could be based on the limited series "Venom on Trial" because of the initial reports of who Williams is playing. Recently, fans are guessing it will instead be based on "Lethal Protector," the comic miniseries that first saw Venom as an antihero rather than villain.

Tom Hardy, Kelly Marcel

Of course, the movie doesn't have to be an adaptation of any existing comics storyline. And since there have been multiple script changes, with the latest draft being penned by Kelly Marcel (50 Shades of Grey), seen above with Hardy, anything heard in the past could have changed. 

When does Venom come out?

October 5, 2018. 

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