"Venom" Trailer Finally Shows the Symbiote Anti-Hero

Ruben Fleischer, the director of Sony Pictures' upcoming Venom has an incredible cast at his disposal, star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, is complimented by Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. 

Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch has stated that his Venom director, Ruben Fleischer, will be borrowing the style of some of the great body-horror filmmakers for his upcoming film on the ultra-violent Sybian.

Panitch says “Venom” will draw on the work of John Carpenter or David Cronenberg while promising “more pop and fun.” to which I say:  Hell yeah. It's a no brainer to have both of these filmmakers cited within the Venom project. After all, Venom stems from a body-horror tradition which dates back to the days when the aforementioned filmmakers were wreaking havoc and breaking the rules in cinemas nationwide. 

Fleischer hasn't really shown incredible directing chops over the years, but he did make the satirical and compulsively watchable walking dead, horror-comedy '"Zombieland" and 2011's rather underrated stoner/comedy/action flick "30 Minutes or Less."

"Venom" will be rated R, I'd be cursing my way to hot-rod hell if it weren't, and that should be enough to be a little more hopeful, as least when compared to the tamer, PG-13 rated, safe entertainment we've come to know as the MCU.

"Venom" is due for release October 5th, 2018