New Venom Trailer Shows Riot And The Darker Side Of The Spider-Man Universe

"I have a parasite."

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The new trailer for the Spider-Man spin-off Venom is here. The movie stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a reporter who is taken over by an evil alien symbiote, and it hits theaters in October.

While the previous trailer gave us just a brief glimpse of Venom, this trailer is packed with footage of the creature as it takes control of Brock and causes a lot of mayhem. It certainly delivers on the action and lives up to director Ruben Fleischer's recent claims that it would be much darker than most superhero films. It also features what appears to be Riot, another symbiote. Check it out above.

Venom also stars Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, and Woody Harrelson, and it releases on October 5. It featured at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, where fans were shown some exclusive footage from the movie. In the panel Q&A, Hardy spoke about taking on the role of Eddie Brock, and revealed that it was all due to his son.

"My son came to me with a specific character that he absolutely fell in love with, and I started to take a look at it myself," he said. "And then, as if by magic, a script appeared on the horizon, which was awesome. Because having had done Dark Knight [Rises] with Chris[topher Nolan], I'd kind of done my superhero bit in some aspects. But when I was presented with the opportunity to play Venom, and that correlated with my son's love for Venom and how cool he was, I got really really excited and decided I really wanted to do it."

Venom is first of several movies based on characters from Marvel's Spider-Man comics that Sony has in in development. Others include movies based on Morbius the Living Vampire, Silver Sable and Black Cat, and Silk. In June it was reported that Jared Leto has signed on to play Morbius. The Silver Sable/Black Cat movie--currently titled Silver and Black--was originally scheduled for release in February 2019, but was removed from schedules earlier this year to allow more time to work on the script. Silk is a Korean-American superhero, and that movie is in "early development."

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I think this is one of those movies that looks epic in the trailer, but the movie itself will fall short. Way short, like the live action Spawn movie.

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Go fork yourselves gamespot...and Ad to watch a movie trailer which is just an ad for a movie...DAM you

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Parts of that trailer made me think of The Darkness.

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@aross2004: Yup, I would be more interested in that.

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Please don't release this movie without an R rating...

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I will definitely go on the first day

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Venom: We are Groot!

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whenever he says "we are venom" i half expect him to continue speaking - we are legion. we do not forgive. we do not forget. yada yada. expect us.

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Looks good, but CGI needs some more work.

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@ragnarocking: Kinda, yeah. I feel like it's probably pretty hard to do black, ropy goo tentacles flying out of a dude and make them not look fake.

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This trailer won me over.

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@gamingdevil800: Same here. I'm hype for Venom movie as it is.

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@davillain-: Off topic is there a second DaVillain on Gamespot? Cause I swear I've seen someone else on here with a similar username but it gets confusing considering you both change your profile pic loads, unless that's actually you?

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@gamingdevil800: I haven't been posting in the articles lately because I'm always on GS Forums only and I didn't know there's another user with the same name. I'm shock hearing this lol.

And no, I don't have alts and this is my only account. I need a good reason why I need an alt.

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@davillain-: Yeah there's some woman called DaVillain too and I don't think I've looked at the GS forums even once since I've been coming here for games news haha.

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