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Venom gets some screen time in the Marvel adaptation's new trailer

04.24.2018by: Cody Hamman

Venom Ruben Fleischer

Earlier this year, Sony released a teaser trailer for ZOMBIELAND director Ruben Fleischer's upcoming Marvel Comics adaptation VENOM that didn't show the title character. Having had a few more months to work on the film's special effects, the studio has now made up for the fact that they released a Venom-less VENOM trailer with the new trailer they unveiled at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners.

This new trailer not only gives us a stronger idea of how this film is going to tell a Venom origin story without involving Spider-Man, but also demonstrates some of the alien symbiote creature's powers... and builds up to a moment in which star Tom Hardy becomes Venom right before our eyes. This VENOM trailer does have Venom in it!

Scripted by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, VENOM still doesn't have an official synopsis, but Fleischer has said that it drew inspiration from two different comic book storylines. 

One of those storylines is Lethal Protector, in which Venom fights 

five new offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony. 

The other is Planet of the Symbiotes, in which 

Earth is invaded by an army of symbiotes.

Hardy plays Eddie Brock, the journalist who gets coated in the Venom symbiote. His co-stars include Michelle Williams as Eddie's wife Annie Weying, Riz Ahmed as the symbiote-studying Dr. Carlton Drake, Jenny Slate as a scientist, Woody Harrelson as "a henchman of sorts", and Reid Scott as a mystery character.

VENOM is set to be released on October 5th.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of the trailer?

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