With Venom done with filming and the movie rated PG-13, Sony has revealed the official plot synopsis, which is a different take than the comics.
While the comics sees Venom originate from Spider-Man, the new Sony movie sees the symbiote merge with Eddie Brock because of an experiment.
Venom Plot Synopsis:
One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams). Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined — where does Eddie end and Venom begin?
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Screenplay by: Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel
Screen Story by: Jeff Pinker & Scott Rosenberg
Based on the Marvel Comics
Produced by: Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal
Executive Producers: David Householter, Stan Lee, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy, Edward Cheng, Howard Chen
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott
This film is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for language.
Tom Hardy also recently attended a fan event in Russia, check out the promo and footage: