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Official ‘Venom’ Image Shares First Look at Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock!

Before becoming the symbiote known as Venom, there was Eddie Brock, a young journalist who is humiliated by Spider-Man. While he began his comic run as a villain, he’s since taken many forms, including the hero. In Sony Pictures Venom adaptation, Tom Hardy stars as Brock, who not only becomes the title character, but must also face Carnage, an even more powerful symbiote, as well as several evil spawn.

This morning, IGN shared the first official photo of Hardy as Brock from the film being directed by Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleisher.

Written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, as well as Ron Lim and Sam Delarosa, the movie is inspired by “Venom: Lethal Protector”, a six-episode limited series that notably reinvented Venom from a Spider-Man villain to a Marvel Comics anti-hero. In it, Venom moves from New York City to San Francisco after coming to an agreement with his former foe Spider-Man.

As for “Planet of the Symbiotes”, another inspiration, Eddie Brock’s relationship is with his symbiote and the influence it has on him is explored. Also written by Michelinie, “Planet of the Symbiotes” follows Venom fighting an army of symbiotes with the help of Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider.

Tom Hardy stars as the title antihero alongside Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate.

Venom hits theaters on Oct. 5, 2018, through Columbia Pictures.

Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) in Columbia Pictures’ VENOM.



  • Reanimated Charlie

    Although, I do appreciate the image – it’s just a picture of Tom Hardy. I was hoping for something a little more exciting. Ay, still looking forward to the movie though!

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Where is Calvin?

    • sliceanddice

      Ha yes!

  • Pretty unexciting.
    He’s hot tho.

    • Barry El Beardo

      He looks smaller than I expected too. Especially after seeing all these articles about the training he is doing. Would be good if they shot all the normal Eddie Brock stuff first before he bulked up, then all the venom stuff with him buff

      • sliceanddice

        Sure. Tom Hardy is a very wee guy. he’s buffed a lot over the years from his star trek / band of brothers days but he’s the same height as me, 5ft 9. not exactly a giant.

    • J Jett

      SO hot! and an excellent actor too!

  • slayer929

    Although, I do appreciate the image – it’s just a picture of Tom Hardy. I was hoping for something a little more exciting. Ay, still looking forward to the movie though!

    • Otterlee

      Yeah, it’s not very enlightening. We already know what he looks like.

  • Grimphantom

    I’ll leave it to Reddit to decipher the writing in his notebook or the significance of his bracelets.

  • sliceanddice

    Can someone please help me…. I heard this was actually a prequel to that movie Life? Y’know the alien one. Any truth to this???????

    • Saturn

      It’s been covered many times – YES, it is.
      Set just a little bit after the events of Blair Witch, the rumour is that the role of Carnage is being HORRORLY ICONISED by one Johnathon Schaech, who I’ve been led to believe will totally wreck us with his his soon to be legendary performance.

      • J Jett

        LOL! 🙂

      • sliceanddice


      • Santos L Halper

        man, that sounds like a game changer!

  • Necro

    Oh so that’s what Tom Hardy looks like!!!!

  • zombie84_41

    Hey Tom.

  • Craig Yeaster

    I like how the pictures don’t reveal anything, yet the headline still has the ! at the end.

  • Rosemary BAY BAY

    They should have cast Brock Lesnar as Eddie Brock. At least Tom Hardy is an improvement over Eric Forman.

  • ShadowInc

    Yup. That’s Tom Hardy alright. A picture… of … Tom Hardy.

  • J Jett

    god he’s so fucking hot.

  • Laura Kinney (X-23)

    Hey look, it’s Tom Hardy!!

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