Tom Hardy Stars In Marvel’s New Venom Movie

Published April 25, 2018

Though not much is known about the plot of the new Venom movie, it really grabbed my attention as an avid Spider-Man fan. If you don’t know anything about the villain and how he came to be then I’ll give you little history and a TL;DR to brush you up on some things that might not even be in the movie!!

Venom was originally from an alien race called the Klyntarians. The Klyntarians, better known as Symbiotes, are a race of sentient beings that depend on a host for survival. Venom, the main homie, was held prisoner by his own race that were once peaceful but went mad. The madness came from various hosts that had a darkness hidden that would seem to manifest when given unimaginable powers by the symbiote “suits” formed by the aliens themselves. The symbiotes eventually took control of all their hosts and all that was left was blood thirst and anger in these once chill beings.

So, anyways, Venom was held prisoner. He was supposed to be killed off by his own race because he still wanted a connection with his host and the others were like “ain’t nobody got time for that.” (This was all still on their home planet btw)

Let’s go to earth. Peter Parker is the first host Venom finds and he immediately gains an awesome connection with him as his bad ass venomous spider suit; increasing his abilities, and making him a better-ish hero. Unfortunately for Venom, Parker didn’t know the suit was an alien, and receives the help of Reid Richards (Fantastic 4) to get it off.

Ok, now; I’m going to guess here’s where shit kicks off for the movie. Lemme take you to another guy whose name is Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy). We find Brock going through some struggles after mistakenly accusing someone of being a serial killer while working his job as a journalist and was proved to be wrong by Spider-Man. He ends up blaming the O.G web slinger for his misfortunes not knowing that, somewhere out there, a certain alien also holds a grudge against the same guy. The two end up forming a strong bond through time and life goes on with its speed bumps here and there. You get the jist.

–( TL;DR: Venom is an alien.)–

I didn’t get too into the Spider-Man/Eddie Brock back story due to fact that I’m not 100% sure if this is the path the movie is going to take with this on-screen rendition of the villain. As we already know, most MCU movies don’t always follow their comic book counterparts, and I’m sure this is no exception. The reason I find it so interesting that they’re making this movie is because I’m excited to see a new twist on this character.

Watch the Venom trailer below:

From the trailer we can see Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock– Hardy- portrays Brock as a hard hitting journalist looking to dig up dirt on the people who would prefer to keep things buried.

Scene moves to some type of spacecraft crash where Venom is first seen in the trailer as a liquid symbiote. By this point they kept both character beginnings semi-accurate to their legitimate origins.

We see the liquid Venom entity being stored in a facility where Eddie Brock (Hardy) storms in due to their “corrupt ways” [wild guess] and tries to uproot the truth about their corporation before being escorted out of the building.

Unbeknownst to Brock, the Venom symbiote has already attached himself, leaving him in a state of intense illness which leads up to the manifestation of his powers. Ultimately, the trailer goes off showing that this will be an action packed film with hints of comedy and drama.

Releasing Oct 2018. I believe it’s going to have it’s ups and downs, but over all I’m excited to see how the MCU brings this character to life, without the classic Spider-Man story line. Lets just hope this version of Venom doesn’t fall as hard as his 2007 big screen debut!!


JC Green.
Entertainment Correspondent.

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