Tom Hardy’s back to the superhero genre, will play Venom in Spider-Man spin-off
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Tom Hardy’s back to the superhero genre, will play Venom in Spider-Man spin-off

Tom Hardy is going to star in Spider-Man spin-off where he will play Venom, one of the superhero’s many enemies.

hollywood Updated: May 20, 2017 13:51 IST
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Tom Hardy is joining the Marvel Universe.

Marvel fans have a big reason to celebrate. Acclaimed actor and Academy Award nominee, Tom Hardy has been roped in to play Venom in a Spider-Man spin-off which is set to release in October, 2018.

The film, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland, will bring back the character of journalist Eddie Brock who is the first to become infected by Venom.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Venom will be the first of a series of movies from Sony’s Marvel and Spider-Man universe. A Silver Sable/Black Cat project is also being produced.

The last time Hardy was seen in a superhero franchise was in Christopher Nolan’s hit The Dark Knight Rises, where he played Batman’s nemesis Bane. He was nominated for Academy Award in a Supporting Role (Male) for The Revenant.

Tom Hardy and Christian Bale on the sets of The Dark Knight Rises.

Venom is an alien symbiote which needs a human to leech on and survive. However, it also gives its host superhuman powers which often make the person greedy for more. It was last played on the big screen by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 3.

Spider-Man: Homecomingstarring Tom Holland and Robert Downey Junior is scheduled for a July 7 release.

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First Published: May 20, 2017 13:44 IST