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We now know exactly why the alien symbiotes first came to Earth in ‘Venom’

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There is a hell of a lot of symbiote action in the latest 'Venom' trailer

Venom’s VFX supervisor Paul Franklin tells all about the mysterious symbiote creatures

The Venom release date is so close I can almost taste that freakish, long-tongued alien from here.

The Tom Hardy-starred film, which is coming to cinemas on 5 October, is one of the year’s most hotly-anticipated films and we are very, very excited.

And the people responsible for putting the Marvel magic together have now given us a tantalising explanation for why the alien symbiotes came to Earth in the first place, within the Venom universe.

“We see, at the beginning of the film, the moment when the symbiotes are collected up by a Life Foundation space probe, which finds them on a comet drifting through space, approaching Earth,” VFX supervisor Paul Franklin told IGN.

“And the space probe is out there looking for signs of life, and they can’t believe their luck. There’s life signals everywhere, all across this asteroid.

“The symbiotes seem to actively want to be collected. Because it’s all part of their plan to come to Earth. They’re looking for planets where they can find hosts to inhabit.

“They’ve never really found a place where they can exist in harmony with the life forms of whatever planet they find themselves on.”

Franklin adds: “We see several different symbiotes. We’ve got different colored symbiotes. We understand that Venom isn’t just a one-off organism.

“This is a completely new thing for the symbiotes. The Venom symbiote finds Eddie Brock, finds he can live in equilibrium with him. That there’s a balance that can be found there.”

For even more info on who Venom is, what the film’s plot will be and who’s starring in it head over here to read our full, in-depth round-up

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