According to one producer, the casting couldn’t be more spot on
After the smash hit that was this year Spider-man: Homecoming, as it marked the first time Marvel was at the helm of a Spider-man movie. Now its Sonys turn to continue the winning streak Marvel has set up for them with their next big project, Ruben Fleischer’s Venom. This film will certainly bring new things to the Spider-man universe, as its the first time we are getting a movie without Spidey as our lead. And who better to replace our main character than Tom Hardy, who has been cast as the anti-hero. On that note, Venom producer Matthew Tolmach has talked about Hardy, and he explains what exactly he brings to the role. And as he states its something no one else can.
“Eddie Brock is an incredible character and a gritty, real, authentic, funny but also embittered character and a truth-teller who has made mistakes. You know, Tom… it’s like a master class watching him act every day and he’s such a risk taker and he loved this character. From the day that we first met with him, my partner Avi Arad and I… we found someone who just believed in this character entirely and yet every day pushes it to a place that us mere mortals would never expect it go. He just has crazy integrity about it and so he challenges everything we’re doing in the most brilliant way. For him, it’s like, ‘if I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it and give it it’s due.’ Because the love that the fans have for that character is profound and he shares it. So, it’s really exciting.”
He also stated that this won’t surprise the die-hard fans that have been keeping an eye on Tom Hardy’s work over the years. We know, from Bronson to Warrior and Locke, Tom certainly has the ability to bring the intensity needed for the role, and he is no stranger to changing his body or personality for a role. Eddie Brock is a well-known comic book character with a rabid fanbase, and who better to play the role with the passion needed than Tom Hardy.
Tom also has experience in the comic book movie world, with his role as Bane in the epic finale to Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy. His performance in The Dark Knight Rises received widespread praise in 2012, even with the jokes made towards his strange voice. So we just have to wait and see how he fares with this switch from DC to Marvel.
Despite all the hype that has surrounded Tom, he is just one piece of the Venom puzzle. As he will have to co-star with the likes of Michelle Williams as Ann Weying, Woody Harrelson, and Riz Ahmed, we can’t wait to see what roles they play and what the bring to the story. And let us not forget the fact that the movie might be aiming at a hard-R rating, after successes like Deadpool and Logan.
Venom is set to be released in theaters next year on October 6, 2018.