Tom Hardy's 'Venom' Now Has a Teaser Trailer and a Poster ... But No Venom

Gina Carbone
Moviefone

Also no Spider-Man, but that was more expected.

Sony's first "Venom" teaser trailer goes heavy on the tease. We hear Tom Hardy's voice-over as images show us the character waking up in the hospital and then battling his powers in the world:

"Everyone's got their thing. Maybe it's a breakup. A death. An accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing. Now, you're something else.

We all have our own problems. Our own issues. Our own ... demons."

They show costar Michelle Williams after the word "breakup." Riz Ahmed and Reid Scott are also shown. They don't show Hardy as Venom yet, but since this is just an "official teaser trailer," that will probably come later. Or maybe it won't. Maybe they'll just let the movie arrive in October with no shots of Venom. Up to them.

Here's the trailer:


Venom is a Marvel Comics character, but this is not a Marvel movie. It's not meant to be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Venom does have a connection to Spider-Man. Here's how Collider explained it:

"For those who don't know, in the comics, Spider-Man comes into contact with an alien symbiote. That symbiote gives him special powers like increased strength and unlimited web-fluid. However, it also causes increased aggression. When Spider-Man gets rid of the symbiote, it finds his rival Eddie Brock, latches onto him, and Brock becomes Venom, which is why Venom has Spider-Man's powers and resembles a grotesque version of the webslinger."

Here's the poster, which is pretty cool on its own:

(Sony)
(Sony)

The Sony synopsis does not share much about the plot or anything else, beyond the release date:

"Watch the #Venom teaser trailer now. 10.5.18.

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom."

As promised, "Venom" should arrive in theaters October 5. Stay tuned for an official trailer.

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