Sony have cast Tom Hardy as Venom.
As well as officially confirming the Sony Marvel Universe, the studio have confirmed the Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road actor as Eddie Brock and his half-human, half-alien villain.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 19, 2017
Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will helm the movie, according to reports.
Sony’s Marvel Universe is set to feature films focusing on the heroes and villains in the Spidey world, though it is not yet known if Spider-Man himself will appear in the films. The current agreement with Marvel Studios, started with the character’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War and continuing with Spider-Man: Homecoming in July, doesn’t include Sony’s universe.
Venom is scheduled for release on 5 October 2018.