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Tom Hardy cast as Venom | Moustache Reaction


Sony's reboot of their Marvel universe took a step in the right direction this week. Tom Hardy has been cast as Eddie Brock in the upcoming Venom movie. It was confirmed yesterday when Sony tweeted a picture of Hardy wearing a Venom t-shirt. The actor, known for The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception is said to be a big fan of the character. The movie is set for an October 5th 2018 release and will be directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer.


Venom - who first appeared in comics back in 1988 - is an alien symbiote that requires a human host to survive. In return, the host is granted a range of incredible powers. After Peter Parker was able to separate himself from the symbiote, it moved to Eddie Brock and together they became Venom. Both Brock and Venom made their first big screen appearance in Sam Raimi's (disappointing) Spider-Man 3, in which they were played by Topher Grace.


Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Tower) are on writing duties and Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will act as producers. As of now, Sony are keeping plot details under wraps, although Carnage is rumoured to be involved. According to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts, Venom won't be connected to the MCU, which raises even more questions about possible storylines.


With the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming less than two months away, Venom is a high priority for Sony, who also have a Black Cat/Silver Sable project in development. In the comics Venom drifts between villain and anti-hero status, this could be an interesting way to explore Spider-Man's expansive world, possibly without the web-crawler himself!

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