Eddie Brock Cast in Sony’s Upcoming Venom Movie – Fall Production Confirmed
A spin-off film starring the exploits of popular Spider-Man villain Venom has been in the works for a long while now, with the project changing directors, writers, and producers numerous times over its lifetime. Last year’s addition of Spider-Man into the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe seemingly solidified plans for the dark character’s solo outing when it was revealed that Venom would be getting his own spin-off film slated for next year, handled by Sony Pictures. Now, as pre-production moves forward, Sony has cast actor Tom Hardy in the role of Eddie Brock and his alien alter-ego Venom, while confirming the movie’s shooting schedule will begin this fall.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 19, 2017
Also as The Hollywood Reporter confirms, director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) has also been hired to helm the big budget villain story with Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) set to write the film’s script. The original release date of October 5th, 2018 is still very much the plan, so the Venom movie will probably be a high priority for Sony as it moves into official production later this year.
Tom Hardy is well known for his roles in films of recent years, with the obvious standouts being the title character in Mad Max: Fury Road, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and his award-winning performance as John Fitzgerald The Revenant. These “flawed tough guy” characters seem to make Hardy the perfect person for the role of Eddie Brock, but we’ll have to see when Venom comes out later next year. Until then, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for any updates.
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