Tom Hardy Stars as Spider-Man Anti-Hero in ‘Venom’ Teaser Trailer

The "Spider-Man" spinoff opens Oct. 5.

Tom Hardy in "Venom"
By Rebecca Gibian / February 8, 2018 10:36 am

Tom Hardy got some demons. The first trailer for Venom dropped Thursday, giving fans the first look at him in action of the Marvel character. Hardy’s character originated in Spider-Man as a villain in the comics. He was a bitter journalist who bonded with an alien symbiote to become the entity known as Venom — an anti-hero who likes protecting the innocent, but hates Spider-Man. Tom Hardy is joined by Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Scott Haze, and the film is directed by Ruben Fleischer.

After Venom, Sony plans to launch a universe based on Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, slated for Feb. 8, 2019.Venom comes out Oct. 5.

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