If one thing is to be said about Spider-Man, it’s that not only does he have one of the richest rogues galleries Marvel has to offer, but in all of comics as well. Of course, there are those whom True Believers tend to favor over others, but none of us can deny the cult following that Venom has amassed over the years.
Bonded to an alien symbiote that helps in giving him such a badass look, this character has sometimes found himself portrayed as an anti-hero, a practice not uncommon whenever someone normally thought of as being “a bad guy” is the protagonist in a given narrative. Thus, we expect that to hold true with the feature film.
To date, Eddie Brock has appeared in only one previous movie, that being the 2007 mess that was Spider-Man 3. And even though he was shoehorned by the studio into Sam Raimi’s final contribution to the franchise and not portrayed to the liking of many of us, you have to admit that he looked pretty fierce while in his villainous guise. Then again, aesthetics don’t solely make up a good movie.
Perhaps in an effort to distinguish Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock from Topher Grace’s – aside from Hardy being an absolute beast – we’ve seen hints of the former Bane sporting something that looks similar to the Agent Venom costume. Granted, this is a look normally associated with the Flash Thompson version of Venom, but adaptations are all about picking and choosing what works for your story.
But regardless of whether that pans out, the fact of the matter is that Brock needs somewhere to hang his hat at night. As such, the official Facebook page for the spinoff flick has offered a 360-degree view of his apartment (check it out here). Admittedly, we don’t know how much time will be spent there in the final cut, but we can ponder if those headphones are blasting any tunes from the black metal pioneers that share a name with the character.
Venom opens in theaters on October 5, 2018.