Sony has released the official Venom trailer and this one actually has Venom. The first teaser trailer was Tom Hardy the movie, which had some fans upset the studio would even release a trailer without Venom.
Most people still have a sour taste in their mouth from the Sam Rami version of one of Marvel’s best anti-heroes. The trailer shows gives fans an updated origin for the character. But more so promises to deliver a Venom worth watching.
Ruben Fleischer’s film will pull from one of the 90’s story arcs that featured Venom facing off against mercenaries. The Lethal Protector story had Eddie Brock leaving New York for San Francisco. Fans of the 90’s might have fond memories of the 1993 mini-series Venom: Lethal Protector. It was set sometime after Carnage debuted in Amazing Spider-Man, where the villain was turned into an anti-hero. Venom soon made peace with the wallcrawler and moved to San Francisco, where he became the “lethal protector” of the city.
Venom producer Matthew Tolmach spoke about his excitement of having Tom Hardy play the role of Eddie Brook.
“You know, Tom… it’s like a masterclass watching him act every day and he’s such a risk taker and he loved this character. From the day that we first met with him, my partner Avi Arad and I… we found someone who just believed in this character entirely and yet every day pushes it to a place that us mere mortals would never expect it to go.”
Venom starring Tom Hardy comes to theaters October 5th, 2018.