After announcing the project in March, Sony Pictures’ ‘Venom’ movie has cast The Dark Knight Rises villain Bane as their central character, appointing Tom Hardy to the role of Eddie Brock, aka Venom.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) 19 May 2017
The picture is set for release on October 8th 2018 and will work from a script by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity, Gone in 60 Seconds) and Jeff Pinkner (TV’s Alias, Lost), with Avi Arad, Amy Pascal and Matt Tolmach set to produce.
The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is in final negotiations to direct the project that Sony are looking to kick-start a Spider-Man cinematic universe set to include Silver Sable and Black Cat.
So, what do you think? Is Tom Hardy the right fit? Are you excited to see the franchise in the hands of Fleischer and Hardy? Let us know in the comments!