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New 'Venom' Photo Confirms Existence Of The Life Foundation

New 'Venom' Photo Confirms Existence Of The Life Foundation

Hardy added: "I just wanted to say that I give you my word of honor that I'm going to do everything that I can to deliver the best Venom that I possibly can muster".

Fans finally have their first look at Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in the Venom solo project.

Part of the group's elaborate scheme involves the creation of five horrific symbiotes forcibly spawned from Venom: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher and Agony, expected to play central roles in the Sony film.

IGN also unveiled the first official still of Tom Hardy from Venom today.

There's been no indication yet that these five symbiotes will be appearing in the film, but Hardy did state the film will be taking inspiration from the Venom: Lethal Protector comic book miniseries released in 1993. Eagle-eyed fans noted that the notebook had questions such as how Life Foundation tests its pharmaceuticals and the allegations that the empire is known for in the comic.

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Although not all of those details are likely to end up in Venom, the notebook suggests the film's version of the Life Foundation is at the very least involved in unethical, if not illegal, testing, perhaps in bid to create additional symbiotes, or alien/human hybrids.

This ties in with the Venom: Lethal Protector series which transformed the iconic villain into an anti-hero.

This is a movie that's been a long time coming at Sony, and at one point was poised to be directed by Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) as a spinoff of the then-planned Spider-Man universe revolving around the Amazing Spider-Man movies.

Venom debuts in theaters on October 5.

Given that Hardy is one of global cinema's most intense, charismatic, and unpredictable stars, and that the film's supporting cast includes Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Jenny Slate, the R-rated Venom is shaping up to be one of the fall's most anticipated films, even if it's not officially part of the MCU.