Tom Hardy To Star As Eddie Brock In Sony's Venom Movie

Sony is set to release a Venom movie next year based on the popular comic book character. Many people know Venom as one of the best Spider-Man villains. Well Sony has chosen the actor to play the character and it's none other than Tom Hardy.

Sony Pictures announced on Twitter: "Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in #Venom, the upcoming film from Sony's Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 - production starts this fall." Hardy already played badass characters on the screen before such as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max just to name a few.

The movie will be directed by Ruben Fleischer who was responsible for the 2009 hit Zombieland. Venom is being described as a mix of action and horror so Fleischer will be appropriate to helm this film. The movie's screenplay has been written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

The only disappointing thing about the movie is the fact that it exists within its own universe. This movie won't be a part of the MCU with Tom Holland's Spider-Man. For some reason, Sony wants to kick-start its own Marvel Universe starting with Venom. This movie is also not going to tie in to The Amazing Spider-Man films either.

Anyway, Tom Hardy is a great choice for the character after Sony made a huge blunder casting Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3. Hardy already played a muscular character as Bane was pretty big in The Dark Knight Rises. This stays true to the original comic book character who is a big dude. Topher Grace wasn't really convincing because he'a skinny and around the same size as Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man.

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