Sony’s vast pursuit of its own shared universe of Spider-Man characters kicks off with the currently in production, potentially R-rated ‘Venom’ film which has managed to rope in some major names like Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.
Hardy has been undergoing some intense physical training for the role, and a behind-the-scenes video of his workout (which includes a bunch of kickboxing) has gone online. Two trainers working with Hardy have spoken about the actor’s commitment and the plans for the character, saying:
“What the world is going to see is one of the darkest most powerful super-villains that Marvel’s ever created. It’s going to be carnage… Hardy’s got power. I like that. He’s got that fight in him. Most people, you give them the choice, they will always take the easy option. ‘You want more? No, I’m OK.’ But not Tom. There’s always room for one more.”
Ruben Fleischer helms the film which also stars Riz Ahmed and is currently targeting an October 2018 release.
Photo courtesy: Tom Hardy, Instagram. Video courtesy: YouTube