Earlier this week, it was revealed that we would be getting the first official look at Tom Hardy in the upcoming Venom movie. Many assumed that we’d finally get a look at the title character in the film, but it’s actually just a look at Hardy as Eddie Brock. It’s a bit underwhelming considering we’ve already seen leaked set photos and set videos, but still the first official photo from the movie:
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— IGN (@IGN) January 11, 2018
As far as when we will get the first official look at the character of Venom, we’re not totally sure. There was some alleged concept art that was revealed, but Sony said it wasn’t for Venom. There is one person who is actually intrigued by the movie, and it’s none other than Venom creator Todd McFarlane who said:
“It’ll be interesting. I’ve seen some movies of his where he can bring anger and a wide personality to it. To me, I think Tom Hardy’s going to be as good as whatever Venom looks like. We all know Tom’s going to act. He’s going to do a good job. So now what’s Venom gonna’ look like? It’s an R-rated movie, how “R” are they going to go? To me, that’s the question. Are they going to go a “little bit R”? Venom’s a monster to me, and to me – are they going to make him a monster or are they going to make him a man? Are they going to humanize him? That’s what we gotta’ find out.”
The film stars Tom Hardy as the titular character, with supporting roles from Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Jenny Slate, and Riz Ahmed.
Venom hits theaters October 5, 2018.
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