One hopes that having someone of Tom Hardy’s caliber leading Venom could give the film a chance to succeed to be a great character piece of a popular character. The first trailer didn’t really offer enough to give an impression of the film’s quality (See it here). Although in an interview he did today, Hardy isn’t afraid to admit he also did it for the “cool” favor:
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.
In addition, director Ruben Fleischer seems determined to have the film stand out from other “creature features”, as he spoke about it today:
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.
We’re not going to get an idea of the film for another 3 months when the film hits theaters on October 5th, but for today Entertainment Weekly has released some First Look photos of the film which you can check out below:
Venom co-stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott.