Tom Hardy unleashes his inner beast in Sony’s new trailer for “Venom.”
The new violence-laden footage, which debuted on Tuesday, shows Hardy’s journalist Eddie Brock transforming into a black alien symbiote with sharp teeth and a desire to stop evildoers.
The film, which doesn’t resemble a superhero tentpole, also stars Riz Ahmed, who plays another symbiote called Riot, who is bigger and stronger than Venom.
“Human beings are disposable, but man and symbiote combined, this is the new race, the new species, the higher life form,” Ahmed’s character says.
Hardy’s Brock apologizes at one point for all the havoc that he’s created, simply saying, “I have a parasite,” after threatening to rip off a man’s face, arms, and legs.
“You will be this armless, legless, faceless thing, won’t you, rolling down the street like a turd in the wind,” he says.