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Published On: Thu, May 3rd, 2018

New ‘Venom’ trailer reveals the anti-hero, ‘We are Venom’

Venom star Tom Hardy took to Instagram to tease fans with the news that a new Venom trailer would be arrive at CinemaCon and now fans can watch it for themselves.

The short clip, which appears to show Hardy’s Eddie Brock being taken over by the symbiote to terrorize some kind of criminal, also reveals that the movie will retain a familiar idea from the comics: Venom refers to the merged human/symbiote as “we.”

The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) and is the first installment of Sony’s Marvel Universe, a shared cinematic universe that will also include Silver and Black, a movie featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Morbius movie, and Nightwatch.

During a panel at Comic Con Experience Brazil, Hardy promised to do the character of Venom justice and to bring lots of action and dark humor to the role. He also confirmed that the film is inspired by the Venom: Lethal Protector miniseries.

Venom: Lethal Protector was a six-issue miniseries written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, and Sam Delarosa. The series was published by Marvel Comics in 1993. The story begins with Venom and Spider-Man agreeing to a truce and Venom moving to San Francisco.

Once in San Francisco, Venom is attacked by the son of one of his past victims. Venom is then hunted down by the Life Foundation, a group that wants to study the Venom symbiote for their own purposes. This results in the creation of five new symbiote spawn: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Primetime Emmy-winner Riz Ahmed has already been confirmed as Carlton Drake, and his company has been reinvented as a pharmaceutical firm that’s conducting illegal tests. It seems likely that Brock will cause problems for Ahmed, and become an unwilling participant in Drake’s experiments.

Academy Award-nominee Michelle Williams co-stars as Hardy’s other half, Anne Weying, Eddie Brock’s wife who later becomes She-Venom.

Reid Scott has been cast as Patrick Mulligan, a police officer who ultimately becomes the RED symbiote named Carnage. The popular red symbiote is more unstable and dangerous than Venom.

Michelle Lee is Donna Diego, a yellow and red creepy symbiote named Scream. What is strange is that IMDB listed Sailor Larocque as Donna Diego/Scream, so perhaps there is more to this story or Sailor is doing the motion capture part.

Venom was scripted by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beal.

Scott Haze also stars with Jenny Slate, Mac Brandt, Sam Medina and Gail Gamble.

Woody Harrelson has an undisclosed role and Tom Holland is expected to make cameo (rumored to be an after credit stinger), likely as Peter Parker, not as Spidey.

Venom arrives in theaters October 5, 2018.

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