Entertainment Weekly has released two new photos from the upcoming ant-hero flick, ‘Venom.’ Tom Hardy also spoke about what he thinks of the new iteration.
“As far as Marvel characters, I have to say for me, Venom looks the coolest. That sounds a bit shallow! But I appreciate that he has a kind of brazen swagger and a zero foxtrot attitude.
“There’s a tragic clown element, which I find funny and is harmonious with some of the work that I like to do. There’s something funny about the circumstances of having a gift but it’s a tragic gift. It’s a superpower you don’t really want, but at the same time, you love it. It makes you feel special. He’s a reluctant hero and an anti-hero.”
Hardy was asked about his approach to the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero:
“It’s a bit like Ren and Stimpy, you know? They have different sounds. I always saw Venom as sounding like a James Brown lounge lizard, and Eddie Brock is kind of…” — he switches to an aw-shucks American accent — “I don’t know, an everyday kind of guy. But he’s inherited this massive ego, this beast.”
As far as what we can expect from Venom, in terms of his morals and how he approaches the anti-hero role. Here’s what Hardy had to say:
“There’s that biting-off-heads issue, which is not what you would expect from, say, Captain America taking down a crook.”
It would appear that Director Ruben Fleischer isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to Venom’s violent nature. Fleischer plans to fully embrace the horror that is Venom:
“We talked a lot about a werewolf and what it is when you get infected or bitten by a werewolf. Usually a human gets imbued with powers or an alien comes from outer space and has to figure out how to live on our Earth. But this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship.”
‘Venom’ is set to hit theaters October 5, 2018 but I’m sure there will be more news released at San Diego Comic-Con this summer.