The Sinister Symbiote is almost upon us, and don’t we know all about it.
Kicking the week off in style, Sony Pictures has premiered not one, not two, but three high-res action shots for Venom, in which Eddie Brock finds himself up shit creek without a paddle.
Indeed, it’s his investigation into the crooked Life Foundation – not to mention the equally crooked Carlton Drake/Riot (Riz Ahmed) – that leads our down-on-his-luck reporter to the alien parasite known as Venom. And the rest is history.
But today’s gallery is not so much focused on Eddie’s rage-filled alter-ego as it is with the man himself, who can be seen staring down Cartlon Drake in one shot, before he’s caught poking his nose into the Life Foundation’s business, which just so happens to involve gross human experiments involving human and symbiote. The third and final image sees Anne Weying (Michelle Williams), a district attorney and Eddie’s girlfriend, on the run.
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Chances are she’s witnessed something horrible – something monstrous – deep within the bowels of the Life Foundation, given past Venom trailers have revealed the moment when Carlton Drake embraces his inner demons and mutates into Riot, a towering menace and one of the key pillars underpinning the famous “Five Symbiotes” comic book arc.
Writer-director Ruben Fleischer confirmed as much during the throes of production, while also citing “Lethal Protector” and “Planet of the Symbiotes” as creative inspirations. All of this leaves us with just one question, though: can Venom become more than the sum of its parts?
With box office projections in the region of $60M and more hype and excitement than we care to admit, we dare say so. October 5th is the date for your diaries, folks.