Sony has just announced that Tom Hardy has signed on to play Eddie Brock in the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom. In what can only be described as Sony’s casting announcement of the century, Academy Award nominee Hardy will be joined by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is no stranger to comic book movies, as he was previously attached to star in Warner Bros. Suicide Squad but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with The Revenant and was replaced by Joel Kinnaman. Sony is not messing around with Venom, the film is slated for release Oct.5 2018, so you can be sure that production will begin in the next few months.

Stay tuned for more information as this story develops.

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