Director Sam Raimi was famously forced to include the character in Spider-Man 3, portrayed by Topher Grace, and his lack of enthusiasm showed.
The number one thing most fans will notice upon the trailer's completion is that we don't get a single image of what Hardy looks like as the titular character. We see a symobiote in a containment tube but no Venom.
As we previously reported, Venom is inspired by two comic book runs: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes.
In the movie, Tom plays the role of Eddie Brock/Venom in the Spider-Man universe movie. Hardy here is definitely referring to Eddie Brock's transformation into Venom.
First off, while the setting for the film will be in San Francisco, it looks like Eddie Brock could be from NY.
If we do get a Holland appearance, we imagine it being something akin to Ben Affleck's in Suicide Squad. If you look closely you can even see the veins of his neck turning black, Venom's signature color.
So with that the first trailer for "Venom" has arrived but there's one major problem - you don't actually see Venom. And if a beating heart inside a wax figure isn't enough to get you going, you're even allowed to cuddle the hell out of Hardy. There's still a lot we don't know about Venom, but we won't have to wait long to find out, as the movie is slated to release on October 5th, 2018.
The trailer gives us brief looks at Venom's powers, as well as the characters Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Reid Scott will be playing. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing along with Amy Pascal, with Palak Patel and Eric Fineman overseeing for Columbia Pictures. Created at the height of the industry's boom - and the brainchild of Randy Schueller, David Michelinie, Mike Zeck, and Todd McFarlane - the character first appeared as a black replacement costume for Spider-Man.