Why Tom Hardy will blow everyone away as Venom
After loaning Spider-Man out to join the Avengers at Marvel Studios, Sony is eager to get its own adjacent Marvel universe back on track with the other characters in its stable — and Tom Hardy is hoping to start things off right with Venom.
Hardy plays the big-screen version of Eddie Brock, who eventually becomes Venom, in Sony's first Spider-Man spinoff, which is slated to open October 5, 2018. Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who proved he's got a solid knack for violent sci-fi with his breakout hit Zombieland.
Making a Spider-Man movie that doesn't really focus on the wall-crawler is a tall order, but we believe Sony's found the right man for the job. Here's why Tom Hardy will blow everyone away as Venom.