Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures have released a new promotional poster for Venom on Wednesday, Feb. 7, along with an announcement on the release date of the trailer.
The poster came via social media, through the film's official Twitter page. There is nothing fancy or extravagant about the poster. It is minimalist and features a pair of eyes with Tom Hardy's name printed above the title. The image is clearly a reference to the titular character's most defining characteristic other than his rows of fangs and snakelike tongue.
The black color in the poster is said to represent Spider-Man character Black Cat. A quick search on the internet revealed that Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) briefly portrayed Felicia Hardy aka the Black Cat, who is Spider-Man's ally, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Meanwhile, the silver color represents Silver Sable, another Marvel character. She is a mercenary and one of Venom's nemesis in the Spider-Man comics.
— Venom Movie (@VenomMovie) February 7, 2018
Two captions appeared on the poster, "Tomorrow" and "#Venom." Fans believe that the first pertains to the release of the trailer for the film on Thursday. Sony and Columbia Pictures have yet to confirm if the preview does come out on Feb. 8. However, there is a big possibility that the preview debuts on Thursday given that the tease comes from the movie's official Twitter page.
Venom stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who in the comics becomes the second host of an alien symbiote. Together, they are Venom, an anti-hero character who protects the innocent.
Other cast include Scott Haze, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Jenny Slate. Ahmed, (Jason Bourne, The Night Of) is rumored to be playing Dr. Carlton Drake, the leader of the Life Foundation.
Drake has definite ties to the Venom because of his knowledge of symbiotes. A now-deleted set photo taken during filming in December also teased Ahmed plays the character.
Meanwhile, Williams (The Greatest Showman, My Week with Marilyn) is playing Anne Weying, Eddie's wife who later becomes She-Venom. Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in the Spider-Man: Homecoming, is also rumored to appear in the film, given the character's ties to the Venom in the comics.
Hardy revealed during the Comic Convention in Brazil that the Venom: Lethal Protector miniseries inspired the story for his film. He also promised to do the character justice and bring lots of dark humor and action to the role.
Venom comes out in U.S. theaters on Oct. 5.