Venom co-creator Todd McFarlane, in a recent interview at New York Comic Con last weekend expressed his thoughts on Tom Hardy essaying the role of an anti-hero in Sony Pictures upcoming movie Venom.
Speaking to ScreenGeek, Todd McFarlane said that he is positive that Hardy is the right person to portray Eddie Brock, the character that later transforms into Venom. Here’s what he had to say:
“It’ll be interesting. I’ve seen some movies of his where he can bring anger and a wide personality to it. To me, I think Tom Hardy’s going to be as good as whatever Venom looks like. We all know Tom’s going to act. He’s going to do a good job. So now what’s Venom gonna’ look like? It’s an R-rated movie, how ‘R’ are they going to go? To me, that’s the question. Are they going to go a ‘little bit R’? Venom’s a monster to me, and to me – are they going to make him a monster or are they going to make him a man? Are they going to humanize him? That’s what we gotta’ find out.”
Though the character Venom has appeared in innumerable media form since 1984 when it was created, this is the first time that he will be seen in his own solo movie.
Since Sony Pictures made its announcement of making the movie, several revelations which included details of the possible villain have come up, thereby exciting the Marvel Comic fans and building up their expectations.
Tom Hardy might just be the right person to portray Eddie Brock/Venom as is evident from his track record. It is not hard to explain why McFarlane seems confident as Hardy has done a commendable job in films such as Dunkirk, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Revenant. Furthermore, the actor has already proven to be good at playing antagonist roles in the superhero genre thanks to his appearance as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
Venom, expected to release on October 5, 2018, is being directed by Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland and Gangster Squad fame. The star cast includes Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, and Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. The complete casting for the film is yet in progress. Venom is being produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, and Matt Tolmach.
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