Tom Hardy isn’t one to do things by halves.
From Bronson to Fury Road to The Dark Knight Rises, the British thesp is known and loved for his raw, downright mesmerizing performances. And it looks like Venom is about to up the ante.
Pegged to arrive in 2018, the Ruben Fleischer-directed spinoff has officially entered production in Atlanta, after leaked set photos brought us closer to Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and his humble abode. Filming will likely continue into the new year, and though it’ll be a while yet before we get any kind of official look at the actor in character, those set pics continue to arrive at a steady rate.
Speaking of which, another one has popped up today and it would seem to show off Hardy’s costume. Seen in the gallery down below, it’s hardly the best shot and the lighting makes it tough to tell what exactly he’s wearing, but the dark outfit with the strap and what appears to be bandages does resemble that tactical Agent Venom look we’ve seen in the comics.
Then again, we could be completely wrong. After all, we’ve heard that the character will be brought to life using CGI and there’s no evidence of any kind of motion capture going on in this pic. As such, we can’t say with certainty that Hardy’s in his Venom costume here. Especially because story-wise, there’s not an awful lot to go on at this early stage.
Online reports claim Venom will feature a flashback to Feudal Japan – the film’s latest call for extras did cast the net in search of “villagers without modern haircuts,” so take from that what you will – while there’s also evidence to suggest that Riz Ahmed has been cast as Carnage, the pic’s primary antagonist. That aside though, we still know very little about the project.
What we can tell you with absolute certainty, however, is that Sony and Ruben Fleischer will unleash the symbiotic supervillain on October 5th, 2018. That’s still an awful long way away, but be sure keep your peepers peeled on WGTC for more Venom updates in the coming weeks and months.