The first trailer for Venom is here, the upcoming movie adaptation of the Marvel antihero starring Tom Hardy. There’s a lot more Hardy in it than Venom, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing - Tom Hardy’s good. Let’s take a look:
- You only really see Venom, the alien symbiote thing, twice: in a big horizontal science-jar at 1:01 and snaking up Hardy’s neck when his face is all sped-up and glitchy at 1:18.
- Tom Hardy’s accent is interesting, isn’t it? It’s always interesting, Tom Hardy’s accent. He always makes some sort of decision with his voice and you think, “Hmm, that’s interesting”.
- It’s not great, the accent.
- It definitely seems like the hard R in “You’re something else” should be different. Right?
- Maybe Venom isn’t really in it much. Like, maybe the whole film is Eddie Brock (Hardy’s character) becoming him.
- Or maybe they just haven’t done the CGI yet and don’t want to put it out looking rubbish.
- There’s also no sign of Woody Harrelson, who’s meant to be in it. Or Carnage.
- It seems to absolutely confirm that Michelle Williams is playing Anne Weying.
- There’s a brief glimpse of Riz Ahmed looking like a smooth corporate mofo. He’s playing Carlton Drake, leader of the sinister Life Foundation.
- The Golden Gate Bridge sure is a nice bridge.
- It seems like the alien symbiote arrives on Earth via some sort of accident, maybe a spaceship crash or something. This makes sense - in the comics Spider-Man brought it back from space, but this movie is said to exist in a separate continuity from Spider-Man: Homecoming, so they needed to come up with something else.
- ’Fall’ isn’t as good as ‘Autumn’.
A proper full-length trailer is on its way soon, and might give us a better glimpse of the title character in action, but until then - yeah, this still looks good.
Venom is out for real on 5 October.