‘Venom’: Sony Movie Starring Tom Hardy Kicks Off Production

Sony's long-gestating Venom movie starring Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy has finally kicked off production.

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Sony’s Venom movie starring Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy has finally kicked off production!

The announcement was made on the film’s official Twitter account this morning. A photo of Hardy and two other crew members on set was shared on the account, with the caption: “Day 1. #Venom.” You can check out the photo below.

Hardy is set to play Eddie Brock, the original Venom in the comics. The cast also includes Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott and Scott Haze.

Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer is directing the movie from a script penned by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing, with Palak Patel and Eric Fineman overseeing the project for the studio.

The film is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and won’t feature Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Sony’s plan is to launch a brand new cinematic universe featuring Venom and other Marvel characters. A Silver Sable and Black Cat film is also in the works from Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Venom is currently slated to hit theaters on October 5, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the upcoming movie, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more content!