Hardy, who went HAM in the gym in preparation for the role, plays journalist/photographer Eddie Brock, the man who becomes infected with an alien symbiote and finds himself becoming the violent anti-hero Venom.
We don’t have an “official” synopsis of the movie yet, but Hardy has revealed that the movie is going to be based on the Venom: Lethal Protector series of comics.
The movie is expected to be, like Deadpool, R-rated, but will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead Sony plans it to be a part of their own universe of characters which includes Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson also star in Venom.
Marvel has been on fire the past couple of weeks with Black Panther about to be released, new trailers for Deadpool 2 and Jessica Jones, Captain Marvel beginning to film, and now a brand new Venom trailer which just provided the internet with its new favorite GIF.
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Venom is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on October 5, 2018. Can’t wait.