If Ryan Reynolds can appear in both a DC Comics and Marvel Comics movie, why can’t Tom Hardy? The U.K. native was last seen within the world of spandex in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and has now been officially cast as Eddie Brock aka Venom in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming spin-off. Variety also reports that the film has locked in its director in the form of Zombieland visionary Ruben Fleischer.
With no telling as to how popular Spider-Man: Homecoming will be with less than two months away from its theatrical release, Sony is really set on building this third iteration of the wall-crawler as quickly as possible. Could you imagine if all of these Spider-Men met in a multi-verse incident thanks to Madame Web? Fans would lose their minds. Just imagine Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland all taking action together as their own Spider-Man to come together to defeat a common enemy.
There’s no word as to whether or not the Venom movie will have any affect on the direction Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe is taking, but Spidey fans sure hope this representation of Venom will erase the memory of the character brought to life in Spider-Man 3, played by Topher Grace. Behind the screenplay is Scott Rosenberg who penned the Jumanji reboot. Accompanying Rosenberg in writing the script is The Dark Tower screenwriter, Jeff Parker.
Seeing how The Dark Knight Rises is the closing chapter of that particular retelling of the Batman, this will be Tom Hardy’s second undertaking of a big blockbuster franchise after Mad Max: Fury Road. And according to Variety, Mr. Hardy is a big fan of Venom as seen in the picture below:
Venom has been a fan-favorite villain and anti-hero throughout his run in the comics. When fused with an alien symbiote that is brought to Earth and unleashed thanks to Spider-Man, Eddie Brock acts as its host and becomes Venom. The character has appeared not only in Spider-Man 3, but also in various cartoons, video games, and other forms of pop culture.
Venom is scheduled set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.