While the initial teaser kept things distinctly teased by withholding our first look at the alien symbiote that latches on to poor Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), this time the beast is out - in all its toothy, slobbering glory.
As part of Sony's attempt to launch a Spider-Manless Spiderverse (he's still bound to the MCU and so can't appear in any Sony-only films), we see Venom as the product of Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed)'s experimentation with an alien symbiote.
When Eddie, a reporter, attempts to investigate what he suspects are experiments fatal to their test subjects, he himself comes into contact with the symbiote, and it starts to take over.
We also get a glimpse of Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate, though Woody Harrelson seems noticeably absent. Could that add fuel to the rumours he's playing Carnage?
Venom — the first movie in Sony’s Spiderverse — will be followed soon after by Silver & Black, which centres on the superheroes Black Cat and Silver Sable and will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. No casting has been announced.
Directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer, the movie reaches cinemas 5 October 2018.
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