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

Riz Ahmed attends the "Venom" press line on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 20, 2018, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Gritty, violent Spider-Man spinoff 'Venom' footage shown off at Comic-Con; director says there are no real heroes in the film

SAN DIEGO — 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.

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.

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.

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.

You may also like these

'Suicide Squad' loses some luster in 2nd...

Aug 14, 2016

"Suicide Squad" isn't looking as bright in weekend two, dropping an estimated 67 percent

NBC audience soars with first full week of...

Aug 16, 2016

With blanket coverage of the Rio Games all last week, NBC had the ratings game all to itself in...

Gawker sold to Univision in aftermath of Hulk...

Aug 16, 2016

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision won an auction Tuesday for Gawker Media, which was put on...

AP Exclusive: Taylor Swift donating $1 million to...

Aug 17, 2016

Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to Louisiana after torrential rains caused massive flooding and...

As floodwaters recede, disbelief mixes with...

Aug 17, 2016

The smell of muddy water hung heavy in the air as people began sorting through waterlogged...

Sign up now!