The antihero is officially on the road to the silver screen.
By Robert Marrujo:: It feels like it was only days ago that Sony announced the Spider-Man spin-off film Venom had been green lit. The Tom Hardy-starring movie is anticipated to tell the origins of Eddie Brock and establish his own, unique corner of the Marvel Universe. Time stops for no one, however, as evidenced by the official announcement on Twitter that Venom has begun filming.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, actor/director Andy Serkis alleged in a roundabout way that Tom Hardy would be doing a motion-capture performance to bring Venom to the big screen. It hasn't been officially confirmed that this will be the case, but given Venom's girth and the fluidity of the symbiote suit in the comics, it would make sense to use motion-capture in order to provide a more authentic representation of the character on film.
While there's some fan trepidation over the fact that Sony's spin-off isn't part of the shared cinematic Marvel Universe, there's still hope that Hardy can capture the spirit of the character and that the project can stand on its own, regardless of the separation. Venom is anticipated to release on October 4, 2018.