The latest trailer for Sony’s Venom arrived . And it purely delivers the most extensive look yet at the anti-hero title character played by Tom Hardy. The film’s first teaser focused on human cast members with no footage of the actual alien “symbiote” . But this new trailer goes even further than those previous glimpses of oozing CGI skin and enormous fangs — it’s got some impressive action scenes and even a full-on, joke-y symbiote monologue.
Venom was created by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane . He started out as Spider-Man’s enemy, and that’s the role he filled on-screen a decade ago in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. But — as is often the case with comic book characters — Spider-Man and Venom have sometimes shifted into being uneasy allies, and it looks like the new movie will focus on Venom as an antihero rather than outright bad guy.
The movie is directed by Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer, with an impressive cast that also includes Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate. By the way, you may have noticed the “In Association With Marvel” card at the beginning the trailer.
That phrasing is a little hint at the film’s convoluted connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: While a deal between Sony and Disney/Marvel allowed the studios to collaborate on Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom is meant to kick off a new cinematic universe for Sony