Venom trailer reveals the Marvel Comics antihero in full glory

The Venom trailer appears to have been worth the wait.

Avengers: Infinity War may be destined to dominate the news cycle this week, but that doesn't scare away a monster like Eddie Brock. Or should we call him Venom? As the full trailer for the movie makes clear, there's two totally different sides to this beast of a man. See for yourself up above.

If you've seen the trailer for this Sony Pictures Spider-Man spinoff (produced in association with Marvel), you already understand that there's a whole lot to unpack here. Much more than there was in the more contemplative, Venom-less first teaser, that's for sure.

When it comes to the marketing campaign, this trailer is jam-packed with a whole lot of firsts. It's got the first time we hear Tom Hardy speak in character as Eddie Brock, with the English actor putting on what can only be described as a very American accent.

It's also got the introduction to this new interpretation of Eddie from Marvel Comics, imagining him as less of a bully and a scumbag and more as a hardscrabble reporter, albeit one who probably does mixed martial-arts on the weekends. 

In the supporting character category, the trailer has also got our first glimpses at Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate, and gives Riz Ahmed something to do besides glower in the manner of an evil businessman.

Most importantly, the trailer provides the first look at the movie's stretchy, crazy, sometimes reluctant fight sequences, showing off the symbiote really having its way with Tom Hardy's body for the sake of kicking henchman ass. It's a delight to behold — Eddie, like the audience, is just along for the ride.

Now that you've seen the trailer, feel free to activate the hype. Or the hate! If this trailer teaches us anything, it's that there's a dark side and a light side to the tortured heart of man.

The release of the movie's trailer was also accompanied with a new one-sheet — a very in-your-face one-sheet, with Tom Hardy's bisected visage doing a symbiote-assisted yin-yang. Check it out below.

Venom is slated for release on October 5.