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Marvel Just Cast Tom Hardy as ‘VENOM’!



Huge breaking news this Friday afternoon as Deadline is reporting that Sony’s Venom movie is officially happening with Tom Hardy starring as the title character and Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer directing!

They also note that Venom is from Sony’s Marvel Universe and is not a spinoff but the first movie after Spider-Man from its Marvel Universe of characters. Hardy’s Eddie Brock is able to converse and have a relationship with the symbiote, which culminates to him becoming Venom. In the Marvel Comics universe, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and many other Marvel Comics characters.

The character was introduced in 1988 in “The Amazing Spider-Man” #298-300, scripted by David Michelinie and drawn by the legendary Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck. Venom is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien empowers its victim with incredible powers.

Hardy is an exciting choice, especially to play Brock. His talents were completely wasted when he portrayed Bane in Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises; why on Earth would they cover up the face of one of the best actors of our time for an entire movie?!  Hardy kicked ass and took names in the new Mad Max, pictured below, and was also in The Revenant and Inception.

Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was a huge misstep, mostly because it was alleged that he was forced into including the popular character into the storyline. Raimi has gone on record that he isn’t a fan of Venom nor does he understand the character’s motivations. To put it simply, it’s a story about rejection, which Eddie Brock and the alien symbiote share in common. Their shared hatred of Peter Parker’s success fuels their hate and fuses them into one. It’ll be interesting to see how Sony plans on telling a solo Venom story if he’s the film’s protagonist. Deadpool and Logan are the best examples of the ultimate anti-hero, but what would drive a Venom story? Carnage? At least we know it will be “R”-rated!

Sony will release on October 5, 2018.

Production will start this fall.

Are you as happy with the casting and director choice as we are?!

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