SAN DIEGO (AP/KGTV) — 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.
"It's a darker, grittier, more violent version of the comic book character than I think fans have seen," Fleischer told 10News during a red carpet interview. "We tried to be as true to the comics as we possibly could be in honoring the character."
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, who the actor said he thinks is the coolest superhero.
"Watching it, it's really like a ride. It has a real rocket underneath it, like the pace of it," Fleischer added. "It has a real motor under it and it just goes."
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, voiced by Shameik Moore, learning the "Spidey" ropes from a middle-aged Peter Parker, voiced by Jake Johnson.
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The film is set to include more animated versions of Marvel's web-slinger, including Gwen Stacy (voiced by Hailee Steinfeld), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), and the fan favorite Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).
Director Peter Ramsey said fans can expect, "a new version of Spider-Man that's different from any other version of Spider-Man that they've seen in a movie theater."
"It feels different. And that's what we're working really hard on," director Rodney Rothman added. "A new experience that's also entertaining and really emotional."