Tom Hardy, star of The Dark Knight Rises, has been pictured laughing and joking on the first day on set for Spider-Man spin-off film Venom.
The legend that is Tom Hardy has been pictured on set on the first day of shooting of the new Spider-Man spin-off film Venom, which is scheduled to open on October 5 2018. We can’t wait for this.
The photograph, published by the film’s Twitter feed earlier this morning, shows Hardy laughing and chatting with crew alongside the teasing comment of ‘Day 1.’ You can see the photo below and he seems to make anything look cool:
While it’s far too early yet to see a shot of Hardy in action as the villain from the Marvel comic books, it’s exciting to see proof that the star of The Dark Knight Rises is involved with the film.
The Venom film will be the first in several films set in Sony’s new Spider-Man universe, which is being rebooted this year for the second time with Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Back in May, it was announced that Hardy will play Eddie Brock, a freelance photographer who is taken over by the sentient alien lifeform in Marvel’s original Spider-Man comics. We all collectively got seriously excited by the prospect.
The character was previously played by Topher Grace in 2007’s Spider-Man 3, which was Tobey Maguire’s last outing as Spider-Man in the original trilogy of Spider-Man films. We’re pretty confident Tom will be better.
That film saw Brock sharing the role of villain with James Franco’s New Goblin and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman.
However, Venom‘s sheer popularity as a nemesis for Spider-Man meant that it was always likely that he was going to be get his own film.
The shape-shifting lifeform is so popular that it was listed as #33 on Empire Magazine’s 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters. Not bad.