Sony have released the first trailer for their new Venom movie, the latest cinematic iteration of the Marvel anti-hero.

Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, a photojournalist who become bonded with an alien symbiote to become ‘Venom’. Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate co-star in the film which Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer directed.

Yesterday the minimalist movie poster was revealed, featuring the iconic mask of the symbiote itself.

Venom movie posterVenom is set for release on October 5th, 2018.

Here’s the new trailer.

Venom Movie Trailer

Eddie Brock, who in the comics was a photographer, becomes Venom after bonding with a Symbiote. Venom, conceived as a super villain, became somewhat of an anti hero. A Symbiote is a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form. With any real-world symbiotes, it requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival. After bonding, the Symbiote endows its enhanced powers upon the host. When the Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as “Venom”.