Tom Hardy to star in Venom

Hardy previously played the DC Comics supervillain Bane in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, and will be seen this summer in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

The upcoming Spider-Man spinoff "Venom" has just landed an A-list star with Tom Hardy taking on the lead role... Ruben Fleischer is an American film director best known for his work on the 2009 comedy horror film, Zombieland. So you can probably forget about the version of Venom portrayed by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3".

Confirming Hardy as the star of the upcoming Venom film is big news and it will likely spark a lot of speculation about how well (or how poorly) Hardy may do in the role.

Currently, we have had the movie's October 5th, 2018 release date confirmed by Sony, which is also moving Fede Alvarez's The Girl in the Spider's Web to Oct. 19, 2018.

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Sony Pictures is moving forward with their Venom film. Hardy's Eddie Brock will apparently be that host. The symbiote originally attaches himself to Spider-Man, but when Peter Parker realizes how its affecting him, he separates himself from the creature. Spider-Man is now a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to an unprecedented deal with Marvel Studios.

Venom is now set for an October 5, 2018, release. Still, the decision not to have Spider-Man involved is one that we can't quite get over. "If the Sony-based Marvel universe starts casting actors and actresses of this caliber and on this level and with this kind of reputation, you are literally building on the backs of these actors and actresses a really strong foundation". No one knows if these villain films will crossover, or just tell one-off comic book stories; what is nearly certain, however, is that Spider-Man won't be part of them. At the same time, Marvel Studios wouldn't receive any cut of the box office profits made by any of Sony's Spider-Man films and vice-versa.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote a script for 'Venom'.

  • Stacy Houston