‘Venom’ Star Tom Hardy To Read Bedtime Stories For BBC Children’s Channel

Venom star Tom Hardy is set to read six bedtime stories on the BBC Children’s Channel CBeebies.

Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Venom/Eddie Brock in the upcoming sequel to anti-hero’s standalone film. However, the actor will first return to the BBC pre-school channel CBeebies this month to read bedtime stories to viewers.

Starting on April 27, Tom Hardy will read one book per night for the week with plans to read a sixth story later this year. For his appearance on the channel, the Venom star will be joined by his French bulldog, Blue, and will introduce the first book with the following message:

“Hello. I’m Tom. Sometimes, on a day like this, I feel strong and happy. But on other days, I just need somebody to give me a hug. Tonight’s bedtime story is all about a little cactus called Felipe, who just wants a hug too.”

Here is the list of books Tom Hardy will read over the course of the week.

  • Hug Me by Simone Ciraolo
  • Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston
  • There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzy Stewart
  • Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton
  • The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks

The Venom star previously appeared on the channel in 2016 and was regarded as one of the most popular celebrity storytellers.

Directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel, Venom 2 stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Naomie Harris as Shriek, and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. In the meantime, fans can turn to all home media formats to re-watch the first film:

The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Source: Deadline

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