What Tom Hardy's Son Really Thinks About His Venom Role

Calvin Saunders
October 5, 2018

The trailer for Venom was uploaded to YouTube on July 31, 2018 and has since amassed more than 44 million views.

If producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad have their way, the release of Venom this Friday will launch an entirely new Marvel film franchise - dubbed "Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters" - that will nearly exclusively feature characters, mostly villains or anti-heroes in nature, who have crossed paths at some point with Spider-Man. "I'm the symbiote. Together we are Venom".

However, the door has been left open for Brock's salivating symbiote to enter the MCU, should Marvel prove willing to cooperate. "Venom" stars Tom Hardy in the dual-headed role as Eddie Brock/Venom.

The British Hardy affects a "New Yawk" accent as Eddie Brock, a rough-edged, authority-defying, crusading TV journalist living in San Francisco after an unspecified crash-and-burn episode in the Big Apple.

As originally envisioned by creators Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie, the relationship between Eddie and Venom is a humorous love-hate one, with built-in wisecracks to help leaven the dark goings-on of the comics. In the "Ultimate" Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock's scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. It feels as if the studio executives saw the reactions to those films and tried to just maximize superhero CGI stuff in this, eliminating anything resembling mythology or character development.

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Eddie becomes infected with the space parasite as he tries to expose the devious machinations of a Bay Area tech mogul (Rogue One's Riz Ahmed). The PS4 exclusive (sorry, Xbox fans) captures Spidey (and his alter-ego Peter Parker) as I have known him for most of my life: He's a scrappy NY kid, struggling to juggle both the extraordinary responsibilities and opportunities of being a superhero and the mundane challenges of being a socially awkward young man.

Now, let's come to the movie, Venom.

The first act of "Venom" is incredibly long, spending too much time on an exposition that is all for show since there are no emotional beats to turn for its characters. "And on top of all that, Tom is hilarious, and that was exactly what we needed to bring Venom to life for moviegoers".

The only thing we can be sure of is that, should Venom be greenlit for a part two, Carnage fans will definitely have something to write home about. It bestows him with incredible powers, but as he soon learns, Venom expects to use Eddie's body for its own destructive purposes. "For all of the wild weirdness and wackadoo mess, this character is, shockingly, one we'd be happy to spend more time with, thanks to Hardy". The fact that Venom plays everything so safe and by-the-numbers truly hinders it-a frustrating result considering that Hardy is clearly trying to put his all into the character. In the lead up to this film's release, reports emerged suggesting that Lady Gaga's fans had been writing fake reviews of Venom as a way to sabotage its box office performance, thereby helping the opening of Gaga's film A Star Is Born.

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