The first poster for the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Venom has been released. The movie stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a man who is taken over by the titular alien symbiote, and it’s set to hit theaters in October.
The poster was tweeted by the official Venom account, which also hinted that the first teaser for the movie will arrive tomorrow, February 8. The poster places the distinctive shape of Venom’s eyes against a black background–check it out below:
Production on Venom only wrapped last week, and Hardy marked the end of shooting with this Instagram post. The movie releases on October 5, 2018, and also stars Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson. Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer is directing.
Although Sony made a deal with Disney in 2015 to allow Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the former studio still retains the overall movie rights to characters from the comics. In terms of other Spidey spin-offs, Venom will be followed by Silver & Black. That movie will focus on Silver Sable and the Black Cat and is currently set for a February 8, 2019 release.
In related news, Sony recently released a trailer for a new animated Spider-Man movie titled Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse. This one focuses on Miles Morales, who started life in the Ultimate Universe but has since crossed over into various other Marvel comic realities.