Tom Hardy will blow everyone away as Venom

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Hardy plays the big-screen version of Eddie Brock, who eventually becomes Venom, in Sony’s first Spider-Man spinoff, which is slated to open October 5, 2018. Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who proved he’s got a solid knack for violent sci-fi with his breakout hit Zombieland.

Making a Spider-Man movie that doesn’t really focus on the wall-crawler is a tall order, but we believe Sony’s found the right man for the job. Here’s why Tom Hardy will blow everyone away as Venom.

When Spidey later learned that the “suit” was alive, and it was taking over his life. He separated himself from the suit, and it escaped to Eddie Brock… a man who hated Peter Parker and, thereby, hated Spider-Man.

Obviously, Ruben Fleischer’s Venom can’t take that clear path. The Secret Wars would be impossible to stage, and Spider-Man’s not available for this movie (that we know of). But this teaser suggests that, at the very least, the symbiote will be alien. I wonder how much more of its origin we will learn in this movie?

Venom will be in theaters on October 5. It’s not connected to the Marvel movies, but is meant to stand on its own.