VENOM: Get a New Look at Tom Hardy and the Alien Symbiote

There's been some mixed opinions on Sony's upcoming VENOM movie since its full trailer released a few months ago. Some fans are annoyed how Spider-Man does not play a role in the film — and it has been reported that this film has nothing to do with SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING and Marvel Studios' cinematic universe despite rumors about a possible Tom Holland as Peter Parker cameo. In the comics, Spider-Man plays a huge role in the alien symbiote's origin.

Other fans has complained how the word symbiote is pronounced wrong in the trailer and that the trailer itself looks cheesy like an under-budgeted television show. And yet the trailer has over 65 million views on YouTube right now. There are definitely fans who are excited and look forward to it. Actor Tom Hardy falls into the latter when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly about why he took on the role of the title character in VENOM.

“As far as Marvel characters, I have to say for me, Venom looks the coolest. That sounds a bit shallow! But I appreciate that he has a kind of brazen swagger and a zero foxtrot attitude.”

“There’s a tragic clown element, which I find funny and is harmonious with some of the work that I like to do. There’s something funny about the circumstances of having a gift but it’s a tragic gift. It’s a superpower you don’t really want, but at the same time, you love it. It makes you feel special. He’s a reluctant hero and an anti-hero.”

Entertainment Weekly also released two new images from the film. The one above and the following new look at Venom below...

Here's a small tease, from EW, about what is happening in the first image of this post:

"See, Venom may be a Marvel protagonist, but he’s no cape-and-tights do-gooder. His human side is Eddie Brock, a journalist reeling from a recent scandal. Desperate to get back on top, he starts investigating the Life Foundation and its cryptic leader, Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). Before long, Eddie is exposed to a slimy, tar-like alien known as a symbiote, which imbues him with extraordinary powers and takes up residence in his head, rent-free."

VENOM releases in the U.S. on October 5.

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