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Tom Hardy is on board to star in Sonys long-awaited Spider-Man spinoff Venom, with Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer on board to direct.
While Spider-Man: Homecoming is still two months away from opening, Sony is acting quickly to build its extended universe, which starts with the Venom movie.
While the studio has been meeting with directors for some time, the actor selection process sped up after Hardy exited J.C. Chandors action-thriller Triple Frontier, and Sony saw an opportunity to go after an in-demand talent.
Fleischer showcased his ability to bring together dark themes with humor in Zombieland and according to sources, Hardy is a huge fan of Venom.
Sony has confirmed that Hardy is Brock.