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Sony's First Venom Trailer Debuts Film's Official Logo

In addition to our initial clues as to the title character's origin story, and the long-anticipated debut of the symbiote, Sony's first Venom teaser trailer offered the first look at the film's official logo.

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The logo is based on the same one that has graced hundreds of issues of the character's comic book adventures, though it has been chromed up a bit for the big screen. Until this point, the film has used a red "V" behind a Todd McFarlane-esque illustration of Venom's head. While some assumed that was the film's official logo -- star Tom Hardy did wear a shirt with it, after all -- fans will likely be more happy with a version that homages the anti-hero's comic book roots.

Brock, and Venom, made his big-screen debut in 2007 in director Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3, in which he was played by Topher Grace. Talk of a potential Venom spinoff began at about the same time. By 2008, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick — then known for Zombieland, but later for Deadpool — signed on to pen a script, for Gary Ross to direct. That version never materialized, though, and Sony rebooted its Spider-Man series with 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The following year, Sony announced plans to expand the franchise beginning with films starring Venom and the Sinister Six, but those too faltered, and the studio struck a deal with Marvel Studios to co-produce another Spider-Man reboot, and introduce the wall-crawler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. The film arrives Oct. 5, 2018.

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