Venom the monster has been unveiled at last.
Tom Hardy unleashed the new trailer for his Marvel Comics film Venom during CinemaCon 2018 Monday night — the first trailer to feature the powerful extraterrestrial symbiote at the center of the story (due out Oct. 5).
The Venom trailer was released online shortly after the CinemaCon presentation.
A previous Venom trailer released in February focused on Hardy’s very human alter ego, reporter Eddie Brock, but no alien. Fans were not happy.
“See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie,” Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman said from the CinemaCon stage after the trailer end, referring to fan outcry.
Hardy, who took the stage of the national convention for theater owners in a white t-shirt, cargo pants and featuring a freshly-shaven head, said he made the film since he loves the comic book character Venom and because his seven-year-old son Louis can watch the film.
The trailer features Brock first finding the alien creature within himself, which has its plus sides dealing with henchman of evil Dr. Carlton Drake, played by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Riz Ahmed.
“I’ve always wanted to play a superhero villain,” Ahmed said from the CinemaCon stage. “Especially alongside Tom Hardy.”
Michelle Williams’ character Anne Weying also makes a brief appearance in the trailer. The four-time Oscar-nominated Williams said she has always wanted to star in a superhero movie herself.
“But I didn’t want to play a damsel in distress,” said Williams. “Strong and empowered. That’s exactly what Anne is.”
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