But now we see what happens after Hardy's journalist character, Eddie Brock, gets infected with an alien symbiote.
Hardy, who took the stage of the national convention for theater owners in a white t-shirt, cargo trousers and featuring a freshly-shaven head, said he made the film since he loves the comic book character Venom and because his seven-year-old son Louis can watch the film. In the new trailer for the film, we see the alien symbiote crash-land on earth and get captured by some kind of evil science laboratory. He's surrounded by a talented and inexplicable supporting cast in Jenny Slate, Riz Ahmed, and Michelle Williams, none of whom look or sound like they are even remotely in the same movie. However the brief appearance of Venom in the movie doesn't tell us if he will be sporting the spider emblem on his chest that you will typically find from Venom designs in the comics.
Tom Hardy stars as Venom and fits the bill perfectly, we have to give it that. While it might not be the violent, R-rated flick some fans were clamoring for, it will offer a different take on the classic superhero origin story that fans might be used to. The design is also taking a smart step away from the only other live-action version of the character, which appeared in 2007's Spider-Man 3. Expect this Venom trailer to be tagged with the cinematic release of Avengers: Infinity War. The film was directed by Ruben Fleischer, who's perhaps best known for another Harrelson movie: Zombieland.
It's going to be interesting to see how Sony handles creating a Venom-focused movie that doesn't feature Spider-Man, but we have a while longer to wait, as Venom won't premiere until October 5.