Impressive concept art for Tom Hardy’s Venom origin movie channels Mark Bagley’s iconic designs.
The first Venom film reintroduced moviegoers to the beloved antihero from the beloved Marvel comics for the first time since 2007’s Spider-Man 3. While some hardcore fans were taken by surprise at the fact that the origin story opted to take an alternate approach by excluding Spider-Man’s presence, others welcomed it with open arms because it was an opportunity to bring Venom back to the big screen.
One thing that cannot be denied about both the Tom Hardy and even Topher Grace incarnations is that the actual design of the character itself was quite impressive. Although some fans found the lack of a Spider symbol on Tom Hardy’s version to be peculiar, Venom’s actual face remained faithful, and a collection of concept art from artist Matt Millard showcases how it kept the spirit of Venom alive by embracing the designs of Mark Bagley’s Amazing Spider-Man artwork.
You can check out these incredible head studies for Tom Hardy’s titular antagonist down below:
Here are a couple of the multiple head studies I had the pleasure of doing for the #venom movie 4 or so years ago . Channeling the great Mark Bagley in these designs – #conceptart pic.twitter.com/mwQbtFqscb
— Matt Millard (@ItchyTasty_) May 4, 2021
Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the highly-anticipated sequel, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Are you excited to see Tom Hardy return to the big screen to fight off against Woody Harrelson’s Carnage? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for the first Venom film:
The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?
Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content!