Saturday, May 20, 2017
Looks like a very big guy who has played a comic book villain before will once again suit up as certain "Lethal Protector", as English actor Tom Hardy has been cast to play the part of Eddie Brock in Sony Pictures' upcoming "Venom" movie! Tweeted by Sony themselves (with a pic of Hardy wearing a Venom shirt above) and reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be set in Sony's new Spider-Man centered universe that begins with Spider-Man: Homecoming this year, and will be directed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.
Certainly no stranger to Spider-Man fans, Venom is well known as the union between Eddie Brock and the Black alien symbiote that Spider-Man brought back from the "Secret Wars" as his new costume. While the symbiote has transferred and bonded with other hosts over the years (including Flash Thompson), Brock remains the original Venom and has recently returned to that role in comics. With Tom Hardy having experience playing bulky characters in "Bronson" and as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises", it's a sure bet that this is one of the best casting choices made in films yet.
Venom is expected to be released on October 5, 2018.