Tom Hardy offered Spider-Man fans a first-look teaser from his upcoming “Venom” project, the film is set to release in theaters later this fall. Tom Holland, who played the role of Spider-Man/Peter Parker in “Captain America: Civil War,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and the newly released “Avengers: Infinity War” films, is rumored to make an appearance in the film, but the story will focus on Hardy’s transformation into the alien symbiote. The film was directed by Ruben Fleischer, who also directed the hit fan-favorite “Zombieland”.
“Venom” is currently scheduled to release in theaters nationwide this October, and the standalone project will share a release-date with the musical “A Star is Born”. The musical could split the box-office with Venom, the project was directed by Bradley Cooper, who is set to star in the film opposite Lady Gaga. October is always a busy month at the box-office, and “Venom” will have plenty of competition. In its follow-up weekend “Venom” will have to battle Sony’s own “Goosebumps 2” release, and the following week is the debut of the highly-anticipated “Halloween” installment that is bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis.
Even with the crowded box-office “Venom” could easily top the box-office throughout the month of October if it gets promising reviews from fans. Tom Hardy has won over moviegoers in the past with roles in blockbusters like “Mad Max” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” and this could easily be another hit for the actor. Hardy is set to reprise his role of Max Rockatansky in “Mad Max: The Wasteland,” but fans still have a long wait before that sequel hits theaters.
As for additional castings in “Venom,” actors Michelle Williams and Jenny Slate will star in the film, and Woody Harrelson is expected to appear in the project as well. DC fans still have “Aquaman” to look forward to in 2018, and the DC Universe is still going strong on the small screen with hits like “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl”.