Sony Pictures just announced that Tom Hardy has signed on to portray Eddie Broc/Venom in the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off movie, Venom. This is the second comic book role for the actor who also played Bane in The Dark Knight RisesZombieland director Ruben Fleischer has signed on to direct the project, which will extend Sony’s Spider-Man universe.

Venom was first introduced as a Spider-Man villain in 1988 and quickly became one of Marvel Comics most popular characters. For those that don’t already know, Venom is an alien symbiote that needs a human host (Eddie Broc) to survive. Venom also appeared in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 but I think we all expect a better movie from Fleischer and Hardy.

The Venom movie will land in cinemas on October 5, 2018. Hardy celebrated his casting by sharing an awesome image of himself wearing a Venom T-shirt. You can check that out below!

Venom

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