Watch the first trailer for Sony's 'Venom,' starring Tom Hardy

Venom Movie Tom Hardy

Oh well, at least we can always go back and watch the original and greatest Venom trailer, this freaky promotional video released by Sony and seemingly edited by Tim and Eric.

Venom has been directed by Ruben Fleischer and primarily draws inspiration from two source materials: Lethal Protector (1993) and Planet of the Symbiotes (1995).

More as we get it...

Did the Venom teaser trailer get you excited for the movie?

Interestingly, this film will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the original Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Ant-Man, and instead will form part of Sony's Marvel Universe. If the movie delivers on the teaser, Venom should only accelerate that process.

The trailer gives us brief looks at Venom's powers, as well as the characters Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Reid Scott will be playing.

While Marvel Studios and Disney are rounding home base again with a third Avengers movie in April, Sony has found that their once mighty Spider-Man franchise is looking for a new direction.

The new trailer focuses way more on the symbiote than some fans might realize at first glance. Perhaps they didn't want the Spider-Man 3 comparisons right out of the gate?

Sony Pictures premiered the trailer for Venom, which reveals our first look at the eponymous symbiote - sort of.

Also no Spider-Man, but that was more expected. Anyone else would likely be left rather confused, except for maybe the section of people who know enough to recognize the abstracted Venom face on sight, but also don't know this movie is coming. There's still a lot we don't know about Venom, but we won't have to wait long to find out, as the movie is slated to release on October 5th, 2018.

Even the first poster for the film doesn't show the villain. It doesn't tell us anything about the story, or even communicate a consistent mood.

The teaser trailer, unfortunately, does not show him transforming into the snarling wall-crawler. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing.


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