Right out of nowhere this evening, Sony tweeted an announcement that Tom Hardy will be playing Eddie Brock, aka Venom, in next year’s ‘Venom’ film.
It’s also been confirmed that ‘Venom’ will kick star Sony’s own Marvel Universe, which will have no connection to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe – but with the rights to Spider-Man tied in a contract with both Sony and Disney, we still don’t know if we will see the web slinger go up against Hardy’s Venom.
Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) has signed on as the director, with Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, and Avi Arad producing. Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) will write the script.
‘Venom’ will be the second comic book film that Hardy will star in, after his memorable appearance as masked villain, Bane, in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
‘Venom’ is scheduled for release October 5th 2018