Our first full trailer for Venom has released. And we finally got the money shot that we’ve all been waiting for.
The trailer opens with the wreckage we noticed in February’s teaser. The crew is carefully unloading something from the debris. It’s probably a safe guess as to what that is.
We’re treated to a monologue from Riz Ahmed who is in the film as the shady business man Carlton Drake. He heads The Life Foundation and he’s beyond excited to get his hands on the alien symbiotes that have been recovered from the wreckage.
It turns out that Michelle Williams’ Ann Weying works for Drake. While at dinner with Eddie Brock, Brock labels Drake as an “evil person.” Williams rebuffs that she works for Drake. Her firm works for Drake. There’s a difference, of course.
Brock, a reporter, has a meeting scheduled to interview Drake the next day. Weying asks if Brock will “behave himself” to which he simply promises that he’s going to “do my job.”
Eddie mentions allegations that Drake attempts to “recruit the most vulnerable for tests that end up killing people”. Drake responds by immediately canceling the interview and having Brock ushered out.
Later, Brock ends up running into a woman who works at The Life Foundation and she states that she needs his help back at their lab. She seems genuine, with her motive likely being to blow the lid off of the horrible testing being done. Brock agrees and gets a firsthand look at the alien beings – but then all hell breaks loose. Brock is attacked by someone infected, but he nonetheless able to make his escape. But we as the audience know the damage has already been done.
The symbiote begins talking to Brock and controlling his movements involuntarily. Brock is helpless. Some goons appear at Eddie’s door to get “Mr. Drake’s property back.” They quickly learn that was a mistake. The symbiote begins devastating the group of men with Brock a clueless, helpless vessel.
Brock and the symbiote begin negotiating terms it seems. Brock, like a terrified child, says to himself/the symbiote “if you’re going to stay, you will only hurt bad people.” To which he gets a response, “the way we see it, we can do whatever we want… but we have a deal.” Thus, Venom is born.
We then get an action montage of Hardy’s Brock escaping on motorcycle as the symbiote wrecks havoc on anyone trying to hurt the character. Then, finally, we get the money shot of the creature completely taking over with a fantastically creepy take on the Venom look. “What the hell are you?” an idiot grunt says. “We. Are. Venom.” Cue scream.
There were rumors that Venom would have the titular character taking on various other forms of symbiotes as his adversaries within the film. And today’s trailer certainly adds credence to that rumor. There are obviously numerous samples of the symbiote within The Life Foundation and clearly tests have been done on plenty of others than just Brock.
It’s also worth reminding you that Brock’s girlfriend, Ann Weying, became She-Venom in the comics. And there were also rumors that Woody Harrelson had been cast, potentially as Cletus Kasady/Carnage. He obviously wasn’t in today’s trailer
We’ll find out what’s true and what’s not, as well as whether this movie turns out to be any good, when it hits theaters on October 5th.