Heeeere's "Venom" ... finally!
A new trailer for Sony's movie actually reveals the titular Spider-Man villain, played by Tom Hardy, in all his oozy, gross glory. The first teaser trailer was disappointing for fans because it avoided the money shot, so to speak.
But now we see what happens after Hardy's journalist character, Eddie Brock, gets infected with an alien symbiote.
"What the hell are you?" one foe asks Eddie, who transforms into the black creature with deadly teeth and slithering tongue.
"We are Venom," he replies.
For those not familiar with the comic books, Spider-Man comes into contact with an alien symbiote, which gives him increased strength and unlimited web fluid. But it also increases his aggression, so he gets rid of it — but it then latches onto his rival, Eddie Brock. That's why Eddie has Spider-Man's abilities and looks like a grotesque version of him.
Now that Spider-Man exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Venom" exists separately from the Tom Holland movie.
"Venom" also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Jenny Slate and is scheduled to open in theaters October 5.