First Reactions To Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ Hit The Web

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With critics having screened Sony’s new Venom film starring Tom Hardy and the social media embargo lifted, the first reactions to the film have hit the web.

The new spin-off features Hardy in the starring role of the reporter-turned-Spider-Man nemesis, Eddie Brock. The film which will begin to expand Sony’s Universe of Spider-Man characters tells the origin story for Venom, inspired by the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes comic book runs.

You can check out the first reactions from critics below.

So what do you think? Will you be seeing the film opening weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams).

Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?

The film hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.