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Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct Venom, which is being produced Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal, with Palak Patel and Eric Fineman overseeing for Columbia Pictures. Venom was recently scheduled for release on Oct. The actor gets his first solo outing as the character in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, dropping July 7. True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten also played the character in an unofficial black-and-white Venom short film from Joe Lynch. Hardy now succeeds Topher Grace, who played the character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Years after portraying “the Breaker of the Bat” Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Hardy is now stepping into the symbiote suit to portray Eddie Brock in Sony’s Spider-Man-based film, Venom. Venom has been portrayed both as a villain and an anti-hero. The alien symbiote needs a human host to survive, one of them being Eddie Brock. Plot details on the film are still under wraps, but this is promised to be a part of Sony’s Marvel Universe and not a traditional spin-off. So, clearly there’s some animosity there. 5, 2018, and Sony also announced a fall start of production. Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock in #Venom, the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe releasing October 5, 2018 – production starts this fall. Show Full Article Sony struck a deal with Disney’s Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the Avengers, which introduced Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Tom Hardy is returning to the world of comic books and superheroes to portray another iconic villain: Venom. A former writer for the Daily Globe newspaper in the comics, his career was destroyed after he published a series of stories debunked by Spider-Man. The studio announced the casting in a black-and-white image on social media Friday with the actor donning a T-shirt emblazoned with the character’s pearly whites.