Venom Movie Trailer: First Look At Tom Hardy In The Symbiote [Update: Trailer Released]

Venom looks appropriately terrifying.

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It's several months before the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy will arrive in theaters. However, the first look at the actor in the alien symbiote that creates the comic book character has arrived. [Update: And we've now gotten a full trailer for Venom; here's our breakdown.]

While it hasn't been officially released yet, it's believed that the first footage of Hardy as Venom is to be shown at the CinemaCon exhibition in Las Vegas. Before that, though, a quick clip of it has appeared online via Twitter.

In the quick clip, the symbiote envelops Hardy's Eddie Brock, as he declares, "We are Venom." The scene then flashes to the monstrous character's tongue slipping out past its jagged teeth. It's a truly horrifying image, and one comic book fans should know well. The design of Venom in the movie, at least its head, is very similar to what's been seen in comics since the alien symbiote attached itself to Eddie Brock in 1984.

Unfortunately, this tiny clip is all that has surfaced from the footage shown at CinemaCon. However, Hardy did tease on Instagram that he was bringing a new trailer for the film with him to the event. Whether that winds up online remains to be seen. With this one small look, though, fans of Venom--and the larger Spider-Man universe Sony is making movies about--should be pretty excited.

Venom is directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer. It also stars Ris Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson and it hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

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