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A SWAT team is no match for Venom in new clip from Spider-Man spinoff

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Sep 26, 2018

Here's a little life lesson: Don't mess with Venom, even if you do have a powerful firearm at the ready. In fact, said firearm will only piss him off more than he usually is. 

In a new clip from the upcoming live-action Venom movie, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) faces off with an entire SWAT team that wants to apprehend him. Always the gentleman, Eddie provides them with a warning that they really shouldn't proceed with the operation. When they still seem eager to take him down, he lets the Symbiote take over, which makes things immediately more interesting. 

Watch the scene below:

Now, if you've been having any doubts about the quality of Venom, the above clip should silence them, because it's freakin' awesome. Did you see how Venom just grabbed that smoke bomb out of the air as if he was playing catch with his dad in the yard? We don't care who you are, that's cool.

It's up there with Kylo Ren stopping Poe Dameron's blaster bolt at the start of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And no action scene with multiple fatalities would be complete without that old standby, the classic "Wilhelm Scream."

Venom seems pretty much invincible, even after the SWAT team throws some flash bombs his way. Unlike the version of the character in Spider-Man 3, he's seemingly immune to loud noises and bangs. There still aren't any reviews in the wild, but it at least seems Sony is trying hard to nail the look and attitude fans know and love.

Of course, Eddie would never have gotten his powers, had it not been for Cartlon Drake, the film's villain, who is portrayed by Riz Ahmed. In another clip, we see Eddie, still an investigative journalist, chatting with Drake. Brock is supposed to stick to the topic of Drake's work in space travel and rocketry, but he soon tries to segue the conversation toward Drake's deadly experiments on human test subjects. 

This cuts the conversation short, with Drake wishing Eddie a nice life. Little does he know that he'll soon be pursuing the reporter, seeking to reclaim the Symbiote he views as rightfully his. 

Check it out:

Directed by Ruben FleischerVenom chomps its way into theaters on Friday, Oct. 5. 


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