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Tom Hardy To Play 'Venom' In 'Spider-Man' Villain Spin-Off

Tom Hardy To Play 'Venom' In 'Spider-Man' Villain Spin-Off”

Hardy is no stranger to comic book movies, having played Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Ruben Fleischer is an American film director best known for his work on the 2009 comedy horror film, Zombieland.

The long-gestating project is focused on one of the webslinger's most notorious antagonists, previously brought to life in Spider-Man 3 by Topher Grace.

Apparently, Hardy is a big fan of the character and even posed for a photo wearing a Venom T-shirt.

The film is slated to be released in the United Kingdom on October 5th 2018.

The Venom film is meant to be the first in a new shared universe of films from Sony using villains and other secondary characters from the Spider-Man canon.

Plot details for the film are being kept tightly under wraps, but Hardy is confirmed to be playing Eddie Brock, the character who first became Venom.

While it remains to be seen whether or not a Spider-Man-free Venom movie is a legitimately good idea, it is encouraging to see someone with Hardy's talents onboard to star in the project.

Indeed, The Hollywood Reporter first broke on Friday that Hardy is entering final negotiations to star as Venom, and presumably his Eddie Brock alter-ego too.

It looks like a larger shared Spider-Man universe, whether it features Spidey or not, is back on at Sony Pictures.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will pen the script for the film, while Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will produce. The studio also has plans to develop a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie from Spider-Man's roster of characters.

In the comics, Venom is actually a symbiotic alien lifeform that latches onto a host body, granting the wearer incredible powers but also taking them down a dark path of insanity.



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