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Here's your first official look at Tom Hardy in Venom

12 January 2018

No doubt the film's post-production team is working overtime to get those effects finished, and while this first look image is somewhat bland given what this movie is, we may be seeing a trailer here before too long. That's why IGN is thrilled to offer this exclusive first official still from the movie, which shows Tom Hardy as main character Eddie Brock in the upcoming film. Based on the fact that Eddie seems to very much be a normal person, and that he's digging into a shady foundation's dark secrets, it's clear the film will be an origin story.

It's clear that the star of Mad Max: Fury Road has a personal connection with Eddie Brock's story and Venom producer Matthew Tolmach has recently been talking about Hardy's intensity and skills as an actor. Not only does it star one of Spidey's most popular and enduring foes, it's also the first movie to truly expand the Spider-Man universe in a meaningful way beyond the adventures of the webbed hero.

Sony Pictures has unveiled an official first look at Venom, although those hoping to see what the symbiote looks like may come away disappointed. Those films were scuttled, but Venom hung on and Sony tapped Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer to helm the comics adaptation. "We want to be as true as possible to the comic with our film", he said.

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If you don't know, Venom is a Symbiote who needs to bond with a human for survival.

Hardy also added: "I give you my word of honor that I'm going to do anything I can to deliver the best Venom that I possibly can muster".

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Filming for Venom continues on location in San Francisco later in January.

Well, it is technically Tom Hardy in Venom.

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Here's your first official look at Tom Hardy in Venom