Tom Hardy seems to be the go-to guy for an impressive actor to portray an iconic villain for both DC and now Marvel.
When we learned of Sony’s plans for an anticipated Venom movie for 2018 the fans of Marvel rallied behind the idea. The Venom movie is Sony’s attempt to create a new universe by using Spider-Man Homecoming. However, this isn’t a solo Spider-Man movie with the new actor Tom Holland but Tom Hardy ready to gear up in the icky black suit Eddie Brock/Venom with Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) directing.
On another note, it’s being reported that Sony’s Venom movie is completely separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That could mean there’s no chance of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker making an appearance to challenge the vicious villain. The last time Venom made an on-screen appearance was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 which didn’t have a huge impact. Many thought the Venom in Spider-Man 3 was too kid-friendly and didn’t harness the rage and viciousness Venom portrayed in the comics. There’s a glimmer of hope for the die-hard fans of Venom seeing as many Marvel films have taken that R-Rated turn (Deadpool & Logan) as rumbles of making Venom an R-Rated film is possible.
During all the hype and intrigue Tom Hardy took to Instagram to share the exciting news through a selfie of himself representing his newly acquired role:
Sony would also provide a brief description of Eddie Brock’s relationship with the icky symbiote,
“Hardy’s Eddie Brock is able to converse and have a relationship with the symbiote, which culminates to him becoming Venom.”
There’s no doubt Tom Hardy will embody the strangely aggressive role of Venom as he’s, of course, portrayed another iconic villain but in a different universe. Hardy would portray Bane in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises (2012). He also had the part in Suicide Squad as Rick Flagg until it eventually went to Joel Kinnaman.
Nevertheless, this news of Tom Hardy coming abroad for the Venom movie is exciting. It will be interesting to see how Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom will look like given Hardy’s dedication to a role he’s given. Then, add Ruben Fleischer’s quality as a director with the visuals and direction he’s done for Zombieland this Venom movie will be insane on so many levels.
Venom will hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.