Sony Confirms Tom Hardy’s Return For Venom Sequel

By Creative Media Times

Director Ruben Fleischer, Riz Ahmed, and Tom Hardy – Photo: AI Photo Imaging

“I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no-one else can,” one of Venom film’s producers Amy Pascal told Fandango last week regarding Hardy reprising his role as Eddie Brock aka Venom.

Hardy of starred in the 2018 film, based on the Marvel character of the same name. Though the film wasn’t a hit with critics, it was a surprise at the boxoffice, grossing $855 million worldwide making the sequel somewhat inevitable.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the sequel was in development, though Hardy’s involvement at that time was not confirmed.

Venom’s character is a sentient alien symbiote which needs a human host to survive, eventually giving the host enhanced powers. Eddie Brock is the investigative journalist who comes in contact and bonded with the alien and become Venom, who is both vengeful and a hero to those he deems innocent.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Venom” is one of 2018’s biggest success stories.

Though its logical for the film to be directed by the man who made is so highly successful, it has not been announced whether Fleischer will be returning to helm. He is said to being production on a Zombieland sequel, which ironically also stars Harrelson.

Venom 2 is supposedly set for release on October 2, 2020.