The clip above, entitled “To Protect and Serve,” finds Hardy’s Eddie Brock facing off against armed police officers. When the law enforcement officials refuse to stand down, Hardy transforms into Venom and attacks them. Venom is seen withstanding explosions from grenades and stopping a bullet with his barehands. The clip arrives in the middle of some negative buzz online criticizing the visual effects that have been showcased in the trailers.
“Venom” is directed by “Gangster Squad” director Ruben Fleischer. While early rumors suggested the movie might earn a hard R-rating, Sony is releasing “Venom” with a PG-13, leaving the door open for a possible Venom/Spider-Man crossover in the future. The supporting cast includes Riz Ahmed as the antagonist Carlton Drake and Michelle Williams as Brock’s girlfriend Anne Weying.
Sony releases “Venom” in theaters October 5.