‘Venom’ Teaser Reveals First Look at Tom Hardy as Marvel Antihero (Video)

Sony to release movie October 5

Sony on Thursday offered a first look at Tom Hardy as Marvel antihero Venom in a new teaser trailer for its upcoming movie “Venom.”

Hardy stars as photographer Eddie Brock, who is able to transform into a horrifying, sharp-fanged creature known as Venom — a character who belongs to Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters, though the new film is not considered a spinoff of the Sony-based “Spider-Man” franchise.

“You used to be one thing — now you’re something else,” the voiceover on the teaser says — though we never see Hardy in full Venom mode.

The film also stars Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.

Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, based on a script by Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”).

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing with Amy Pascal.

Sony is due to release “Venom” on October 5.

See the teaser clip above.