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This motorcycle chase scene has appeared in all the trailers, and seems to be one Sony is rather proud of. Eddie is being pursued (presumably by Drake's goons once again) while he rides on a motorcycle, only for tendrils of the symbiote sweep out, grasp the cars at either side and toss them away. It's a formidable demonstration of Venom's power, and an idea loosely lifted from one of the Spider-Man cartoons.
In this scene, Eddie attempts to persuade the symbiote that it isn't right to just hurt people. He offers the symbiote a bargain; it can cause pain to those who deserve it, but to no-one else. Disturbingly, though, the symbiote doesn't seem too impressed by Eddie's stubbornness. "The way we see it," the symbiote retorts, "we can do whatever we want." The bargain Eddie is offering the symbiote is essentially the same one Venom struck with Spider-Man in the comics; there, the wall-crawler agreed to leave Venom alone if he only dedicates himself to hunting down criminals.
The interaction between Eddie Brock and his symbiote looks to be one of the most exciting aspects of Venom. In earlier scenes, Eddie "hears" the symbiote as a voice in his head. It seems that the symbiote grows in strength over the course of the film, and in this imaginative scene it morphs a Venom face on a new limb. It's easy to understand why Sony chose to include this scene in the trailers; it's a tremendously creative approach, moving beyond mere comic book inspiration and suggesting the studio intend to push the envelope.
This scene leads up to the celebrated "money shot" from the first trailer, where Sony gave viewers their first glimpse of the symbiotic antihero in all his glory. It looks as though Eddie has been badly injured - perhaps at the end of the motorcycle chase. The symbiote takes this opportunity to exert itself, healing Eddie's wounds while allowing it to give vent to its own monstrous desires.
In the comics, Venom is famous for his repeated threat to eat people's brains - although he's never actually been known to do it (nor have any other symbiotes). This scene is one of two in the trailer suggesting that the big-screen version of Venom really does have a taste for human flesh. That tongue-lick is absolutely gross, and the thug's terrified reaction is perfect.