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Now, THAT is Venom! New images and details arrive for Sony’s Venom movie

July 13th, 2018 by Marc Comments


With the Venom movie set to kick off the Spider-man universe at Sony without Spider-man, we’re expecting cool details to drop between now and it’s release in October.

One such new revelation is star Tom Hardy’s reason for playing the character; is it the character’s rich history? Is it because Hardy’s son loves the character? Is it because the character walks the fine line between hero and villain?


“As far as Marvel characters, I have to say for me, Venom looks the coolest,” Hardy says, “That sounds a bit shallow! But I appreciate that he has a kind of brazen swagger and a zero foxtrot attitude.”

In the movie “Eddie Brock, a journalist reeling from a recent scandal. Desperate to get back on top, he starts investigating the Life Foundation and its cryptic leader, Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). Before long, Eddie is exposed to a slimy, tar-like alien known as a symbiote, which imbues him with extraordinary powers and takes up residence in his head, rent-free.”

Hardy says: “There’s something funny about the circumstances of having a gift but it’s a tragic gift. It’s a superpower you don’t really want, but at the same time, you love it. It makes you feel special. He’s a reluctant hero and an anti-hero.”

Interestingly, despite all the rumours that the Sony movies are connected to the MCU (we still think is is), it seems that it’s really not… so chill out.

The new article in EW says: Venom is the first of Sony’s new films based on characters from the Spider-Mancomics, although it’s a separate world from last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. (It’s also not part of the deal between Sony and Disney that allows Tom Holland’s Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe).



Also, the movie is, as suspected, leaning towards its horror movie aspects more than previous comic movies. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer says: “We talked a lot about a werewolf and what it is when you get infected or bit by a werewolf.”

“… this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship.”

Hardy adds: “There’s that biting-off-heads issue.

“Which is not what you would expect from, say, Captain America taking down a crook.”

You certainly wouldn’t…

Check out the new awesome image(s) below:

Venom arrives on earth on October 5th, 2018.

Source: EW

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….