First Official Venom Film Image Confirms Villain

Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics

I know that dumb comic book movies attract big talent, but these are all people who tend to avoid such stuff (I know, I know, Hardy played Bane, but that was some Nolan ish).

When it comes to superhero movie offerings in 2018, Sony's R-rated "Venom" starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed is surely one of the most anticipated titles on the calendar. And in that short-lived series, it was revealed that a nefarious group called The Life Foundation had created five "children" of the original Venom symbiote.

Sony Pictures has unveiled an official first look at Venom, although those hoping to see what the symbiote looks like may come away disappointed. It also entails Venom taking on a symbiote army with help from Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider.

Needless to say, trouble follows hot on Brock's heels, as the miniseries saw Venom being hunted down by the sinister Life Foundation. Spider-Man finds the suit, wears it for a while because it enhances his abilities (and looks hella fresh), then disposes of it when he realizes its parasitic nature.

One thing's for sure, though, this film seems to be something truly special. So we'll just have to see if it can work. Based on the fact that Eddie seems to very much be a normal person, and that he's digging into a shady foundation's dark secrets, it's clear the film will be an origin story. Fleischer confirmed the storylines while at the Brazil Comic-Con back in December. The first is Lethal Protector, which sees Venom leave NY and take up anti-heroism in San Francisco. "We want to be as true as possible to the comic with our film", he said.

Hardy also added: "I give you my word of honor that I'm going to do anything I can to deliver the best Venom that I possibly can muster".

The film hits theaters October 5th.

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