Among the many, many movies we鈥檙e excited to see in 2018 is Marvel鈥檚 Venom, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. The first teaser trailer for the film dropped on Thursday, and while the story is just getting started, the action is already聽pretty intense.

The Mad Max star聽plays Eddie Brock, who 鈥 as we see in the teaser 鈥 is dealing with聽a serious medical issue (if you can call it that). Fans of the聽comics聽will know that he becomes聽the host of an evil alien 鈥渟ymbiote鈥澛爐hat results in some superhero-like powers, though not without聽some torment.

Michelle Williams is set to appear as Ann Weying (Brock鈥檚 love interest and/or ex-wife, depending on where we are in the story), while Riz Ahmed will play Dr. Carlton Drake. Woody Harrelson and Jenny Slate have also been brought on board, although we don鈥檛 know yet who they鈥檒l be playing, and there are rumors that Tom Holland may swing in as Spider-Man.

According to IndieWire, Hardy told the crowd at Brazil Comic Con earlier this year, 鈥淚 give you my word of honor that I鈥檓 going to do everything that I can to deliver the best Venom that I possibly can muster.鈥 Judging by this first teaser, it certainly seems like he鈥檚聽intends to stay true to that promise.

From the second the action begins, there鈥檚 no doubt that the actor is putting everything he has into this antihero. 鈥淓veryone鈥檚 got their thing. Maybe it鈥檚 a break-up, a death, an accident. Whatever it is, you used to be one thing. Now, you鈥檙e something else,鈥 he says in the short but thrilling clip. 鈥淲e all have our own problems, our own issues, our own鈥 demons.鈥 Chills!

The one thing that鈥檚 missing from the Venom teaser is a shot of Venom himself, but we鈥檒l see plenty of that聽when the movie hits theaters on October 5.

What聽do you think about the first Venom teaser trailer? Let us know @BritandCo!

(photos via Frank Masi/Sony Pictures Entertainment)