UPDATE: Production has officially started on VENOM!

TOM HARDY (Warrior, Mad Max: Fury Road) is making the switch from DC to MARVEL. Hardy played ‘Bane’ in 2012’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and now SONY PICTURES has nabbed the actor to play ‘Eddie Brock’ aka VENOM!

The fan-favorite ‘Spider-Man’ villain is getting his own solo movie with director RUBEN FLEISCHER (Zombieland) at the helm. The film will co-star MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Manchester By The Sea) and RIZ AHMED (Jason Bourne), who is rumored to be playing ‘Carnage’. For those unfamiliar with the character, ‘Venom’ is an “alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers.”

The character was previously portrayed by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man 3’.

There is no words yet on if Tom Holland’s ‘Spider-Man’ will make an appearance in the film. Plot details has not been released.

‘Venom’ is set to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.

Stay tuned.

SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter