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Tom Hardy to Play Venom in Upcoming Marvel Movie!

Tom Hardy is officially set to play Eddie Brock in the new Venom movie!

The film will be part of Sony’s Marvel universe and it will begin production this fall for an October 5, 2018 release.

Eddie Brock was originally introduced to the Spider-Man universe as a journalist who exposes a serial killer’s identity, only to find out he exposed the wrong man when Spider-Man captures the real killer. The disgraced man comes into contact with the alien Symbiote and they bond together to form the villain Venom while seeking revenge on Peter Parker.

The role of Venom was previously played in Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 3 by Topher Grace.

'Venom' Movie Gets an October 2018 Release Date!

A spin-off of the Spider-Man franchise based on the villain Venom is in the works and the film has just received a release date!

Sony Pictures has set the upcoming film for October 5, 2018, according to THR.

The date was originally occupied by the Warner Bros. movie Aquaman, but that film has been pushed to December 21, 2018 after Avatar 2 vacated the holiday slot.

A director and cast for the movie have not been set, but the script is currently being written. Amy Pascal is producing with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

Venom was portrayed by Topher Grace in the movie Spider-Man 3.