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May 24, 2017 By Jon Somers
Sony has struggled to make the most of its ownership of the Spider-Man franchise and has pulled out all the stops to make this next attempt a success with the confirmation of Tom Hardy to play Venom. Tom Hardy has had a spate of very successful films recently and played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises to go with his very successful Taboo series on TV. Tom Hardy has the CV to make a success out of Venom so let’s just hope the writing is as good as the actors they have bought in.
Eddie Brock, aka Venom, is largely motivated by his hatred for Spider-Man. He picks up the discarded black Spidey suit, which unbeknown to him is an alien symbiote that bonds with the user, out of a sense of mean-minded injustice because the wallcrawler is responsible for exposing his yellow journalism – which has ultimately led to Brock’s sacking by the Daily Globe and divorce from his wife. It is only later that the character morphs into antihero mode, moving to San Francisco and helping a community of homeless people in the Venom: Lethal Protector storyline.
Hardy, like few of his peers, has the skill to show us the chinks of light that illuminate Brock’s dark and twisted, vengeful soul. And he will relish having a blank canvas to work with, an opportunity that would not have been his had the actor instead chosen to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
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