New ‘Venom’ Video Explores The Visual Effects, Tom Hardy’s Performance

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A brand new Venom featurette takes fans behind the camera to show them how the titular Spider-Man foe was brought to life by Tom Hardy and the film’s visual effects team.

Venom is set to hit theaters next month and due to the iconic design and origins of the character, it will feature plenty of digital effects. Since Gollum blew audiences away in the Lord of the Rings films over a decade ago, movies featuring fully digital characters are released now more than ever. The process is particularly common in superhero films when bringing to life character’s like the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

Venom will, as seen in the trailers, feature a fully digital version of the character voiced by Tom Hardy. That’s why it may surprise fans that not only is the character brought to life by Hardy’s performance and the digital effects, but the film also uses plenty of in-camera techniques to realistically bring the symbiote to life. Check out the interesting new look into the film from IGN below.

Due to there being so many CGI heavy films nowadays, it’s always nice to see big comic book films like this one still using a mixture of in-camera and digital effects to bring the monstrous main character to life. Sony’s origin story for the iconic Spider-Man foe is set to hit theaters in just a couple of weeks in the United States. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Venom as more information becomes available.

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Directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams, Scott Haze, Jenny Slate and Riz Ahmed, with Woody Harrelson.

Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

 Source: IGN