Tom Hardy to portray Venom in new blockbuster

19th May 17 | Entertainment News

Tom Hardy has signed on to star as supervillain-turned-antihero Venom in a new film.

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The Dark Knight Rises star will play Eddie Brock, the alter-ego of the titular comic book character in Venom, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer.

The film is scheduled to go into production later this year (17) and will be released in October, 2018. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner have written the script for the movie.

Hardy's character Brock turns into Venom after having his body taken over by a Symbiote, a fictional alien parasite. He originally sets out to destroy Spider-Man, but subsequently becomes an ally.

The character goes on to appear alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and many other Marvel Comics characters.

The character was first introduced on the big screen in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. He was portrayed by Topher Grace.

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