New ‘Venom’ Trailer Unleashes Tom Hardy’s Body-Ripping Alter Ego (Video)

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Tom Hardy unleashes his lethal alter ego in all his creepy, body-ripping gory — I mean glory — in the new full-length trailer for “Venom.”

Hardy stars as journalist Eddie Brock, who undergoes an experiment to be able to transform (reluctantly, it seems) into the sharp-fanged creature known as Venom.

“We will eat both of your arms and then both of your legs and then we will eat your face right off of your head,” Venom tells one apparent baddie in a convenience store. “You will be this armless, legless, faceless thing, won’t you, going down the street like a turd in the wind?”

The film, which is not considered a spinoff of the Sony-based “Spider-Man” franchise even though the character originated in the Spider-Man universe for which Sony controls film rights, also stars Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.

Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, based on a script by Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”). Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing with Amy Pascal.

Sony plans an Oct. 5 release for “Venom.”

Watch the new trailer above.

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