Mindfulness can’t help Eddie Brock in a new TV Spot for Venom.
The new television spot shows Brock (Tom Hardy) trying to be as one with his inner self. That inner self is Venom, the symbiotic alien monster, and the meditation doesn’t quite work as intended.
Take a look below.
Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, the original Venom from the Marvel Comics Universe. Hardy has said that his version of Eddie is inspired by UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
"There were more elements of Eddie Brock which needed to be pinned on somebody who's incredibly handy physically. And, obviously, Conor is incredibly handy physically," Hardy said. "There was an aspect the studio wanted somebody who could fight, which they always do in these sort of hero movies. They want somebody who can have a scrap. Conor obviously wants to have a scrap with everybody, so that's useful. But then, there were elements like the neuroses of Woody Allen. So, if you put that and Conor together, there was that too."
The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer. It is the first installment of Sony’s Marvel Universe, a shared cinematic universe that will also include other movies about supporting Spider-Man characters such as Silver and Black, a movie featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Morbius movie, and Nightwatch.
In addition to Hardy, Riz Ahmed plays Dr. Carlton Drake, head of the Life Foundation who we now know will bond to the Riot symbiote.
The movie is said to have been inspired by the Venom: Lethal Protector storyline, with the Life Foundation studying symbiotes supposedly with good intentions only for the symbiotes to take control, leaving Venom to clean up the mess.
"The original [Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie run] is tough to ... that I think because they created it that really was the driving force and the origin of it," Fleischer said. "And so but [Mark] Bagley as well. There was a lot of different artists.
Are you excited about the Venom movie? Do you think Tom Hardy is going to make a great Eddie Brock? Would you like to see Michelle Williams' Anne Weying become She-venom? Let us know in the comments!
Venom opens in theaters on Oct. 5th.