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In the New Venom Trailer, Eddie Brock Meets the Beast Within

You’ve got something on your face, Tom.
You’ve got something on your face, Tom.
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Who could’ve guessed it, said beast is not that bad once you get to know it as it lives inside your body. And once you get past, you know, all the wanton murder it does.

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The new trailer for the Sony film delves a little more into the actual basic premise, something mostly absent from our earlier glimpses of the film—Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy with an accent that continues to perplex), a journalist who uncovers a very shady experiment with alien species that, in turns, leads to him becoming connected with a symbiotic being that transforms him into the violent superpowered anti-hero Venom.

There’s a lot of good Venom-y action here—even some tantalizing shots of Riz Ahmed’s villain in action as the other symbiote of the film, Riot—as well as lot of interesting displays of just how Venom will deal with its dual protagonists, given that they occupy the same body and a lot of Hardy just talking to himself is bound to get old at some point. And, it’s also darkly funny at times, both from Hardy’s own reactions as Eddie gets further caught up in the symbiote’s violence, or even the symbiote itself, who relishes in giving some...and, let’s say, graphic threats.

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Venom rolls into theaters like a turd in the wind October 5.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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DISCUSSION

I still think Venom without Spider-Man is weird. And kinda dumb.

Here’s how they should’ve done it:

Avengers 4 introduces Battleworld, and Spidey gets the Black Suit. Spider-Man 2 is him fighting Scorpion and relying on the extra strength the suit gives him opposed to Stark’s tech but in the end he realizes it’s destroying him. So he casts it off. Suit finds Brock, end film. Spider-Man 3 is Venom vs Spider-Man until SOMETHING (probably something lame) convinces Venom switch sides and team up with Spidey to save people. End stingers would tease Sinister Six for Spider-Man 4 and Carnage for the solo Venom movie.

Then you can have a little side universe with Venom and it would make sense. Then they can tag in to each other’s movies as needed.