Die-hard fans were more than a little disappointed when there was no sign of Venom’s gruesome grin in the first frenetic teaser trailer for Ruben Fleischer’s (Zombieland) adaptation of the Marvel anti-hero. Fortunately, the new, full-length trailer gives us plenty of surprises as investigative reporter Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) discovers he has become part of the story and Venom shows his ugly mug, nasty, drippy prehensile tongue and all. The trailer also seems to confirm that Venom’s primary antagonists will be other symbiote-powered “weapons” and the scientists who created them.
Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the first draft of the script for Venom, with later versions by Kelly Marcel and Will Beall. The cast includes Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, and Scott Haze in as-yet-unrevealed roles. Woody Harrelson is also rumored to have a major role in the movie as the homicidal symbiote Carnage.
Venom opens in theaters on October 5th.