Did you see this coming? Suddenly Sony‘s Venom movie looks promising as they grab Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct and cast Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant) as Eddie Brock, who later becomes Venom, the villain with a bone to pick with Spider-Man. There’s even a release date of October 5th, 2018. The Marvel and Sony partnership movie Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters this July 7th to reboot the franchise with Tom Holland as Peter Parker. That means we’ll likely see Holland and Hardy go toe to toe on the big screen.
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Sony is also working on a Silver Sable/Black Cat production and with the high level of casting set by Venom/Hardy there could be some very interesting actresses in the hunt for both roles.
Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the Venom script and while plot details are scarce, Hardy is known as a script driven actor. He’s also known to love the Venom character. Bane to Venom, this casting will cross Hardy over the DC/Marvel fandoms.
What do you think of this casting and director hire?