First Still From Tom Hardy's VENOM Film

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Credit: Tom Hardy
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The first still from Sony Pictures' Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom has been released. The photograph, which debuted on IGN, is of Hardy's Brock working as a reporter.

While this first official photo might seem pedestrian, if you look at the notebook Hardy's holding there's a mention of the Life Foundation. Debuting in the Venom: Lethal Protector miniseries, the Life Foundation is a company that kidnapped and experimented on Brock/Venom, splicing out symbiote DNA to create five new symbiotes: Scream, Riot, Phage, Lasher, and Agony.

"We want to be as true as possible to the comic with our film," said director Ruben Fleisher at December's Brazil Comic Con Experience. "But our story is primarily based on the Lethal Protector and the Planet of the Symbiotes books."

Venom is currently filming, with an anticipated October 5 theatrical debut.

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