The first look at Venom is finally here, with Sony Pictures dropping the teaser trailer Thursday morning.
As suspenseful music plays in the background, the clip shows scientists monitoring a man who's lying down in an MRI machine. The teaser moves on to show the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and a man walking away from the camera in several convenience stores. As this is happening, a voice is heard in the background.
"Everyone's got their thing. Maybe it's a break-up, a death, an accident," says Tom Hardy's Venom as the visual shows hints to each of those things. "Whatever it is, you used to be one thing, now you're something else."
And that's when we see the black symbiote that's very much alive and contained (for now). But it seems that something is going awfully wrong at the lab as the aforementioned scientists start running around the lab and Eddie Brock aka Venom is awake and screaming. "We all have our own problems, our own issues, our own"—pause for dramatic effect—"demons," he says before the clip goes to black and the Venom logo appears.
Originally billed as one of Spider-Man's main villains, Marvel Comics introduced Venom in 1984's The Amazing Spider-Man #252. Although the character made his film debut in Spider-Man 3, this will be the first solo outing for the now-antihero.
Venom is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct 5.