Recent rumors about the upcoming Venom movie say that we’ll see very little of the actual symbiote costume in the film, and a whole lot of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock.
On Tuesday, Jeremy Conrad — a former editor at IGN — wrote about these rumors on his site Manabyte in an article that has since been deleted. If true, they would validate fan concerns that we won’t see much of the actual Venom in the movie.
Fans have been complaining about Venom ever since the first trailer was released back in February, because to this day we still haven’t gotten a look at the Venom costume other than the silhouette from the first official poster. In the rumored Venom plot breakdown, Conrad writes that “the majority of the movie sees the symbiote manifest itself via veins on Brock’s arms, tendrils, additional arms, and a shield during a car chase.” This would mean that for most of the movie, including the car chase seen in the trailer, Brock uses his Venom powers as an extension of his body without actually suiting up for most of the runtime.
So it sounds like Brock’s powers might work similar to Spawn’s, at least compared to the 1997 Spawn movie, in which the character can manifest various physical weapons and tools with his body. But unlike Spawn, according to Conrad’s rumors, “we do not see the actual Venom suit until the very end of the movie when the symbiote forms it around Brock to fight the big bad government villain who is also using a symbiote from space.”
These rumors also confirm previous leaks regarding the presence of multiple symbiotes. “There are three,” Conrad writes: “the Venom one, the one the villain uses, and a third that seemingly kills the first person it bonds with.” After all, in the trailer, we see some government agent-looking people with a symbiote trapped in some kind of canister. (Previous rumors suggest the “villain” symbiote might be Carnage.)
All of these rumors sum up to a slight contradiction compared to what we’ve heard before about this movie adapting a comics storyline in which Venom faces off against several other symbiotes, but it still fits with many of the other rumors we’ve heard about Venom.
Still, take all of this with a grain of salt because it’s all still very much a mere rumor at this point.
Update: Since the publishing of this article, the original article on Manabyte has since been deleted and Tom Hardy seemingly dispelled these rumors in an Instagram post.
Venom will be released October 5, 2018.
Now rewatch the official trailer to confirm how this rumored story might fit: