Tom Hardy is making the jump from DC to Marvel, as the actor has been officially cast to play Eddie Brock in next year’s Venom solo-movie. The announcement comes via. Sony Pictures’ official twitter, which also confirms that Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct the spin-off.
Great casting and choice for director. I love the idea of a character like Venom having his own R-rated solo-movie, and even more that it’ll stand outside of the M.C.U. and current Spider-Man movies. Sony, who remains the sole owners of the character’s film rights, is intent on making this movie happen. Production is scheduled to begin this fall with an October 5th, 2018 release date.
sources: Sony Pictures