A someone of a cult comic book character for decades, Venom has long been considered a prime character for a comic film. He first appeared on the big screen in Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man 3,” but most audiences thought the character was not done justice. Two years ago, Tom Hardy was able to get the clout to make the character come to life in his own movie. Now, the feature is a couple months away from release, with Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams on board. Today, they’ve released another trailer.
“Venom” follows Eddie Brock through a world that appears to have no Spider-Man. Without the classic web-slinger, Venom has more space to be his anti-hero and devilish self. The trailer makes that claim, saying there are too many superheroes. The result is a monster crashing through New York city in a duel against Riz Ahmed. Ahmed features prominently in the trailer and seems to be giving a more nuanced performance than Hardy.
The character of Venom remains a popular figure in the Marvel comic universe. It first appeared after Spider-Man shed his symbiote suit, itself a fan creation for a contest. Rather than discard the cool look, the symbiote took over one of Peter Parker’s rivals, Eddie Brock, and the rest is history. Sony seems to hang heavily on Hardy’s ability to play an anti-hero throughout the trailer. Considering the success that “Deadpool” had, that’s not a bad plan. However, the script looks rough here and there’s not much humor. This is going to be interesting for sure, so stay tuned.