Now, Sony is trying to make a Spider-Man movie series without Spider-Manby launching a film led by a character who is basically defined by his relationship with Spider-Man. Plot details are still sparse, but we know the thriller is based on Venom’s first solo book, 1993’s Venom: Lethal Protector. Brock alludes to the changes he faced while becoming Venom – gaining powers, super strength and slowly losing the pieces of himself. “Whatever it is… you used to be one thing, and now… you’re something else”.
Tom Hardy has got Venom in his veins.
As part of January’s IGN First, we debuted the first look at Hardy as Eddie Brock in Venom.
The first trailer for “Venom” has arrived but it’s seriously lacking any actual shots of Venom… Oh, and one more thing: he also has a new wax figure that for some ungodly reason has a beating heart.
The teaser trailer, which you can see below, doesn’t show anything of Venom itself, maybe because it will involve a lot of CG, and Fleischer is probably still in post. It’s all done with the character’s mellow voice-over that talks about everyone having their own problems and issues they have. In the deal, neither studio would profit from each other’s films featuring the character, and Marvel would be able to use its own version of Spider-Man while Sony continues to finance, distribute, and have creative control over its films.
Michelle Williams is set to appear as Ann Weying (Brock’s love interest and/or ex-wife, depending on where we are in the story), while Riz Ahmed will play Dr. Carlton Drake. One of three villains in the overstuffed threequel, with just a few minutes of screen time, this Venom was widely viewed as shoehorned into the last of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, and fans were not impressed. Following that we see Brock standing alone in the lab at the mention of “a death”.
The film hits theaters October 5th.