Sony also announced this morning that the film will be released on October 5, 2018 and production will start this fall.
Hardy, who is on the record as a huge fan of Venom, is a major get for the studio as they attempt to expand their Spider-Verse.
'Venom', the solo film for one of Spider-Man's iconic villains, is beginning to pick up some steam.
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This won't be Hardy's first super-hero film, the actor played Bane in the 2012 release of "The Dark Knight Rises". What other characters do you hope to see in the film? Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) wrote the script, which will follow the original Venom host, Eddie Brock.
Sony has since confirmed via Twitter that Hardy has been secured for the role. Technicalities, everyone! We will see Oscar nominated Hardy's Eddie Brock have a relationship with the symbiote, which will then see him turning into Venom.
Tom Hardy gave us a pretty memorable - and quotable - turn as DC Comics villain Bane.
It has been announced that Tom Hardy is joining the upcoming Venom movie from Sony Pictures and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is set to direct it. Dubbing himself "Venom", Brock became one of Spider-Man's most murderous and risky arch-nemeses. They are rebooting the main title with "Spider-Man: Homecoming", which opens July 7. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will produce with Amy Pascal. Venom made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3", where he was portrayed by Topher Grace. He could be the flawless villain to kick-off these films, especially with the planned darker tone said to be used in this.