It has been confirmed that the star of Mad Max: Fury Road and Legend, Tom Hardy, will be playing yet another comic’s character – Venom. Sony intends to reboot the character in its own movie, but what will be more interesting to see will be whether the character will be the dark hero he has been recently, or the villainous enemy of Spider-Man.

Hardy, who is no stranger to the Sci-Fi and Comic’s genres, is strong enough as a character actor to add some meat to the role, but whether he will be allowed to do so will depend very much on the creative team behind the movie.

Venom will be directed by Ruben Fleischer of Zombieland fame. The movie will be based on a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker. Let’s hope it’s a good one. Rumours are that Spider-Man will not feature in the movie at all.

Reported by Louis Turfrey