When it was announced that Sony was producing a solo Venom film people had doubts. Then slowly fan buzz started to pick up. The film was proposed to be the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe. It would be adjunct to but separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Disney. Then came the casting of Tom Hardy as the film’s protagonist, Eddie Brock. The studio then hired Director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to helm the film. Along with Hardy, the film stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.
The new trailer has given fans and skeptics their first look at the horrifying symbiote creature. A leaked snippet of the trailer created a buzz that instantly started trending. Fans are now cautiously optimistic about the anti-hero big screen comeback. Venom made his first big screen debut in Sam Raimi’s 2007, Spider-Man 3. Since then, Sony has actively been trying to get a solo Venom film made under producer Avi Arad. It’s rumored and not fully confirmed that this Venom film will share the same world with Marvel Studios/Sony collaborative film, Spider-Man Homecoming.
The Venom Symbiote was initially introduced as a living alien costume in The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984) with a full first appearance as Venom in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 (May 1988). What started out as a replacement costume for Spider-Man transformed into one of his greatest enemies.
Venom was originally conceived by a Marvel Comics reader from Norridge, Illinois. His name was Randy Schueller. Jim Shooter, Marvel’s editor-in-chief at the time, sent Schueller a letter acknowledging Marvel’s interest in the idea, which they ended up purchasing from him for $220.
Here is the synopsis of Venom:
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.
The trailer begins with what appears to be a recovery team surveying wreaking of some ship that has crash landed. An unknown alien life form is discovered. Elsewhere, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is seen having dinner with his girlfriend, Anne (Michelle Williams). They discuss the lack of morality her boss, Dr. Drake has. Anne retorts it’s her company, The Life Foundation, that lacks morals, not Drake. Brock is set to do a story on The Life Foundation the following day. He questions Drake about allegations that the company is recruiting vulnerable people for unethical testing, and is quickly shown the door.
Brock meets an informant who wants to blow the whistle on The Life Foundation’s malpractices. She divulges that the company found a new form of life called “symbiotes.” Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) believes the connection between human and symbiote is the key to humanity’s evolution.
Brock goes undercover to investigate the Life Foundation and gets infected with a symbiote. He rushes back to his apartment and becomes ill. Brock believes he is suffering from a form of psychosis. Some hired goons from the Life Foundation barge into Brock’s apartment. He realizes the hallucinations and voices he’s been dealing with are real. The armed men demand Brock hand over Dr. Drake’s property. This causes the symbiote to spring into defensive mode.
Black oozing tentacle-like stems shoot out of Brock’s hands and back. The assailants are tossed around the apartment like ragdolls. Brock is forced to go on the run from Drake’s henchmen. Brock and the symbiote form an uneasy alliance to stop the Life Foundation.
The trailer ends with one of Drake’s henchman coming face to face with the symbiote. As the black ooze covers Brock’s face, bright white eyes are revealed along with razor-sharp. A long wicked tongue unfolds out of the symbiote’s mouth as it declares “We Are Venom.”
Venom is set to debut in theaters October 5th, 2018.
Watch The Trailer For Venom: