Watch First Trailer For Venom, Which Doesn’t Feel Like A Comic Book Movie

The first trailer for Venom has arrived. The movie focuses on the character taken from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics, an alien symbiote who takes over a photographer named Eddie Brock. Tom Hardy plays Brock, and the movie hits theaters in October.

The trailer doesn’t give much away, but it feels more like a dark sci-fi thriller than comic book movie. It shows Hardy waking up in a hospital, presumably after Venom has taken over his body. There’s the discovery of some sort of alien ship, a hint of the powers that Venom has given Brock, and while we don’t seen Venom himself, there is a quick shot of the gooey black matter that forms the creature. Check it out below:

The trailer follows the first poster, which was revealed yesterday. Venom 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.


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