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Tom Hardy cast as Sony’s Venom and Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer directing?

May 19th, 2017 by Marc Comments

In the day’s biggest ‘what the…?’ story, it seems that not only in Sony’s Marvel Universe looking more and more like it’s definitely happening, but right out of the stables they’ve pulled two very exciting names.

Firstly, making the move from DC to Marvel, Tom Hardy – who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises – will play Venom and his human alter ego, Eddie Brock.

The news, thanks to THR, is a big deal and on top of Hardy playing the anti-hero, it seems that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will be handling the helming duties.

The movie, which will be the beginning of a universe filled with Spider-man villains despite not featuring Spider-man himself (ol’ web head is off fighting bad guys in the MCU), is rumoured to be a pretty straight-faced R-Rated horror-edged superhero/anti-hero story.

Very little else is known about the project right now except that it is set for a October 5th, 2018 release and millions of fans are wondering how they can do Venom without having Spider-man involved.

What do you guys reckon?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….