That was until it was resurrected to kick-off a Spider-Man universe disconnected from the MCU.
It's the first time that we've seen Hardy's full transformation into the monstrous creation, after the first trailer remained cryptically vague when it was released in February. In the "Ultimate" Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock's scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts, most notably Eddie Brock, its second and most infamous host, with whom it first became Venom and one of Spider-Man's archenemies. There have been pesky but unconfirmed rumors about Tom Holland possibly being spotted around the Venom set. The trailer instead took a grounded approach, just showing the life of Eddie Brock. Hell, strip away the inky black title card and Venom's first-look teaser could have been mistaken for a bland, generic action movie featuring Tom Hardy.
After teaming up with a Liberal to break out the people trapped in the lab (because we all know Liberals hate evolutionary capitalism) Brock finds himself infected with the Symbiote.
The spot opens with Hardy as a go-getter journalist trying to a bag a big story about Dr. Carlton Drake, played by Riz Ahmed.
"Venom" will release on October 5 in United States and United Kingdom. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Venom as we learn it. The footage was shown on Monday night to the movie exhibitors for Sony's upcoming superhero movie "Venom".