VENOM Shows Off His Sinister Grin in New Photos From the Upcoming Film

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we've got two brand new photos to share with you for Tom Hardy's upcoming Venom movie. The first image gives us a great new look at Venom sporting a sinister ear-to-ear grin. I do like that the character design is super comic accurate. I just hope that the movie is good! The second image features Hardy strapped to a chair and Riz Ahmed seems to be questioning him about something.

While talking to EW about one of the things that got him excited to play this character, Hardy said:

"As far as Marvel characters, I have to say for me, Venom looks the coolest. That sounds a bit shallow! But I appreciate that he has a kind of brazen swagger and a zero foxtrot attitude.
"There’s a tragic clown element, which I find funny and is harmonious with some of the work that I like to do. 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."

He goes on to explain how he approached playing the character and differentiating Eddie Brock from the raging monster that takes over:

"It’s a bit like Ren and Stimpy, you know? They have different sounds. I always saw Venom as sounding like a James Brown lounge lizard, and Eddie Brock is kind of…” — he switches to an aw-shucks American accent — “I don’t know, an everyday kind of guy. But he’s inherited this massive ego, this beast."

As far as Venom's morals go:

"There’s that biting-off-heads issue, which is not what you would expect from, say, Captain America taking down a crook."

Ruben Fleischer is directing the movie and his goal is to deliver a comic book movie that will fully embrace the character's violent tendencies as well as the horror he leaves in his wake:

"We talked a lot about a werewolf and what it is when you get infected or bitten by a werewolf. Usually a human gets imbued with powers or an alien comes from outer space and has to figure out how to live on our Earth. But this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship."

I really hope that Fleischer and Hardy end up delivering a great movie. I'm still not on the fence with this one, but the creative team is sure to get fans hyped about it at Comic-Con next week. I suspect we'll see a new trailer and some clips from the movie.  

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