Tom Hardy fights his way through a new VENOM trailer, which shows us a LOT of Venom

Tom Hardy fights his way through a new VENOM trailer, which shows us a LOT of Venom

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I’ll be honest, I can barely understand a word Tom Hardy (or Venom) says in the new trailer below. Sony Pictures got quite an earful (…er, screen-ful?) when they dropped the first teaser trailer for VENOM, starring Hardy in the title role. For those unfamiliar, Venom is a highly-popular Spider-Man villain in the Marvel comic books, and was brought to the big screen once before in Sam Raimi’s rather cluttered SPIDER-MAN 3, played then by Topher Grace. The concept in the comics is an alien symbiote attaches itself to a man named Eddie Brock, who then becomes this alien menace named Venom, exhibiting powers and abilities similar to Spidey. But the teaser trailer was missing a rather important element… we never saw Venom! Needless to say, internet fanboys didn’t like that very much, and we then got a second trailer that finally gave us that money shot… but NOW there’s a newer trailer which shows a LOT of the alien symbiote in action. Personally, I think the idea of a Venom movie separate from the Spider-Man franchise is kind of risky. There’s so much story there to cover, and so much of it involves Spider-Man, that to separate it and make it its own thing seems like a huge misstep. Regardless of whether you think the movie itself is a good idea or not, the new trailer is a bit of an improvement over the first two, though still kinda cluttered. It feels a tad messy, and Eddie Brock’s powers look… sloppy, though that might be intentional as he has to learn how to control it. Outside of Hardy, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed, and Scott Haze. Tom Holland is rumored to appear as Spider-Man, but we’d guess no more than a cameo… might be a mistake not using him more. The movie is directed by Rueben Fleischer, who is best known for helming ZOMBIELAND. Take a look at the newest trailer below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

VENOM opens October 5, 2018

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.