'Venom 2': Tom Hardy confirmed to return as Eddie Brock
The news of Hardy's return was confirmed by the film's producer, Amy Pascal, who commended the actor for his performance in the movie
It's official! Tom Hardy will be back as Venom. The 'Warrior' star played the superhero in the 2018 spin-off and the film was a box-office success raking in over $855 million worldwide becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 2018.
In an interview to Fandango, producer Amy Pascal confirmed that Hardy will be back for 'Venom 2' whenever the film gets on floors. "I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can," said Pascal.
She also credited Sony for giving the character its own story. "Sony did a great job creating that franchise and giving it a life and giving it its own world," Pascal said. "Then there's Tom Hardy. When you think of Venom, you'll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that's all you needed to know." Previously, Pascal had told comicbook that Hardy's portrayal of Eddie Brock was "unbelievable."
"Tom Hardy's Venom was absolutely, bar none, unbelievable," she said. "He is so good. Nobody else could be that character." In 'Venom', journalist Brock gains superpowers after being bound to an alien symbiote whose species plans to invade Earth.
'Venom' was directed by Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland' and 'Gangster Squad') based on the screenplay by Jeff Pinkner ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2'), Scott Rosenberg ('Gone in 60 seconds') and Kelly Marcel ('Terra Nova'). It was produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal.
Whether Venom gets a crossover with Spidey at some point is still a topic under debate, but in the meantime, Marvel is busy with the release of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' which hits theaters July 2. The movie marks the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe's phase 3 aka the Infinity Saga.