Tom Hardy to play Venom in Spider-Man spinoff

Venom gets a face

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Sony Pictures has started announcing the cast of Sony’s Marvel Universe film “Venom,” which is set to release in 2018. The new spinoff will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also directed “Zombieland”.

On the studio’s official Twitter account the company told followers, “Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in #Venom, the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 – production starts this fall.”

Tom Hardy has had quite a bust schedule these past few years, his film “Dunkirk” is set to release this summer. Hardy is also set to play the role of Al Capone in “Fonzo,” and will reprise his role of Max Rockatansky in “Mad Max: The Wasteland”. In the middle of all this filming, Hardy is also starring in the TV series “Taboo,” Hardy plays the role of James Keziah Delaney.

The next Spider-Man installment is the highly-anticipated Marvel/Sony project, starring Tom Holland. That film was directed by Jon Watts. As of right now “Venom” is set to hit theaters in 2018, the move pushed back “Girl in the Spider’s Web” two weeks on the release schedule.

This won’t be Hardy’s first super-hero film, the actor played Bane in the 2012 release of “The Dark Knight Rises”. Now the actor will be making a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but will once again be playing the bad guy.

More casting information on the film, along with a few teaser-trailers, are expected to release over the next few weeks. Production won’t begin until this fall, and Sony Pictures will most likely reveal most of the cast-list at that time. Until then, DC Fans have “Wonder Woman” releasing on June 2, 2017, and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” releasing on July 7, 2017. That will be plenty of DC action to watch before “Venom” hits theaters, and that’s not even including “Justice League” this November, or “Aquaman” in 2018. You can also catch “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl” on TV to get your DC fix.