AceShowbiz - Expect Tom Hardy to go really rough as Venom in Sony's upcoming solo film about the famous villain of Spider-Man. The 40-year-old hunky actor got bloody and violent when spotted filming a fight scene for "Venom (2018)" with co-star Scott Haze on the Atlanta, Georgia set on Friday night, December 15.
In a pair of videos that surfaced online, Hardy was seen dressing casually as the titular symbiote's host Eddie Brock, who got hit by a van driven by Haze's character. The latter could be seen approaching Brock, only to find out that he's not dead yet. Unfortunately for Haze's character, Brock regained consciousness before quickly grabbing him by the throat.
It's previously rumored that Haze might be playing Carnage in "Venom", but that speculation has been debunked. Founder and Editor in Chief of Heroic Hollywood Umberto Gonzales took to Twitter over the weekend to clarify that "Scott Haze is NOT playing Carnage."
FYI...Scott Haze is NOT playing Carnage. https://t.co/McboNykmX4— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 16, 2017
Many have since been speculating that Haze may actually be playing some sort of henchman, which Woody Harrelson is also rumored to be playing, though nothing has been confirmed as of now.
While some are skeptical about the movie because it won't be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom's creator, Todd McFarlane, has hope for the movie because it has Hardy starring as the titular host of an alien symbiote.
"It'll be interesting," said McFarlane when asked about what he thought of the film at New York Comic-Con. "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," he continued speaking to Screen Geek at the event. "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."
Also starring Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott and Michelle Williams, the film is scheduled to open in theaters across the nation on October 5 next year. Serving behind the lens is Ruben Fleischer, who took inspiration for the character's portrayal from a quote in the comics: "You're Eddie Brock. I'm the symbiote. Together we are Venom." Hardy is also doing performance capture for the role. Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinker and Kelly Marcel provide the screenplay.