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Comic-Con gets a look at gritty Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’

/ 10:56 AM July 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren’t really any heroes in the superhero movie “Venom,” who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren.

Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed attends the “Venom” press line on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 20, 2018, in San Diego. Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Comic-Con attendees got a look at footage from the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Friday and heard from stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed as well.

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Hardy plays Eddie Brock and the alien symbiote Venom. The actor says he thinks Venom is the coolest superhero.

Fleischer also teased the possibility of an eventual face-off between Spider-Man and Venom. The film hits theaters in October.

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Sony Pictures also showed an extended trailer for the animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” out in December, which focuses on Miles Morales learning the spidey ropes from a middle-aged Peter Parker. NVG

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