The Venom standalone movie has been discussed for a long time. Almost as soon as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released, Venom was mentioned as the next step in Sony’s Spider-Man franchise expansion. Now, there’s finally some movement on that front. Sony announced Tom Hardy will be playing Venom in the film.
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As far as top tier actors capable of pulling off the role, there’s a short list…likely behind Hardy. He’s got the bulk and on-screen demeanor to tackle Eddie Brock.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 19, 2017
I’m most interested in if this means Hardy will eventually battle Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. It seems obvious — maybe for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2?
Another big question is how Venom’s origin will be handled in this film. It would be weird for Brock to have always had the symbiote without Spider-Man having it first. That’s always been the case in comics and even the much maligned Spider-Man 3.
Either way this is a solid casting choice and now I’m very interested in this Venom standalone.