In the last week, Eddie’s Clubhouse – the Sony-run Twitter account for Venom protagonist Eddie Brock – has practically taken trailer-teasing to the level of trolling, but it looks like another promo could indeed be seeing the light of day before this month is out. When one Twitter user practically begged the account for the next preview, the response from Eddie’s Clubhouse was somewhat reassuring: “It’s so close we can taste it. See you in a few days…”
The demand for fresh footage from the Tom Hardy flick was no doubt bolstered by reports from last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, where Hall H audiences were treated to some clips featuring Eddie and his symbiote companion biting the head off a man, amongst other violent activity.
While it’s unclear whether the same gruesome scenes will be popping up in the trailer, director Ruben Fleischer has assured us that he’ll be delivering “a darker, more violent, more vicious Marvel character than I think anyone’s ever seen before.”
Another way in which the upcoming film will be staying true the comic is the duality of its titular antihero, with Venom being the result of two distinct beings merging. Hardy will be handling both sides of his character, and Fleischer recently assured us that the actor is well up to the task:
“There’s a symbiote and then there’s Eddie Brock. There’s a relationship. That’s what Tom did so amazingly well, was to play these two characters simultaneously. That was, as a director, just exhilarating to watch someone with the capability that he has managed the two characters that he has in his head.”
Of course, Hardy isn’t the only performer that fans will be anxious to get a further look at. The impressive supporting cast also boasts Michelle Williams as Eddie’s girlfriend Anne Weying, Woody Harrelson as a potential future Carnage, and Riz Ahmed as the film’s actual villain, Carlton Drake, who also got to strut his stuff in symbiote form in the SDCC footage.
But whatever the next trailer reveals, it’s not too long a wait now until Venom hits theaters on October 5th.