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Tom Hardy To Take Over Venom Role From Topher Grace

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, May 19 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Tom Hardy To Take Over Venom Role From Topher Grace

Hardy has big shoes to fill, following Grace's iconic take on the character.

Source: Slash Film

When Sony first announced it was going forward with a Venom movie, reaction was mixed as fans were unsure if an actor could fill Topher Grace's shoes, after his iconic screen turn as the character in Spider-Man 3Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy is spoken of in the same breath as other classic trilogies such as Back To The Future and Lord Of The Rings. Quite a lot of that praise comes from Grace's role as Venom.

An announcement on Friday revealed that Tom Hardy has signed on to portray the character in director Ruben Fleischer's movie, which is described as horror/sci-fi. While the actor is respectable in his own right, being nominated for a Best Supporting Role Oscar for his role in The Revenant, being nominated for a Best Line From a Movie MTV Movie Award for his role where he played a bear who had sex with Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, and winning BAFTA's Rising Star award, Grace appeared in 180 episodes of That '70s Show, which earned him three, count them three, Teen Choice Award nominations. Safe to say, it'll be hard for Hardy to step up to Grace's level.

The Outhouse has generated a mockup of what a Tom Hardy Venom might look like.


Venom is set to start filming this fall, with an initial release date of Oct 5, 2018.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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