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Feb. 7 (UPI) — Sony Pictures released the first poster for its upcoming action-thriller Venom Wednesday.

“One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom,” the movie studio said.

The poster is black with eyes cut out to reveal a blue sky and clouds. The words, “Tom Hardy, Venom, October” also appear in the image.

A trailer is to be released on Thursday.