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Tom Hardy is set to star in Spider-Man spin-off Venom

 

Tom Hardy is set to star in Spider-Man spin-off Venom… as he wears T-shirt printed with character’s face to make the announcement

He famously starred as supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.

And Tom Hardy is set to return to the Marvel Universe as anti-hero Venom in a new Spider-Man spin-off.

A snap showed the 39-year-old wearing a T-shirt printed with the face of the character as the exciting announcement was made.

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New role: Tom Hardy is set to return to the Marvel Universe as anti-hero Venom in a new Spider-Man spin-off 

New role: Tom Hardy is set to return to the Marvel Universe as anti-hero Venom in a new Spider-Man spin-off

Production on the film – directed by Ruben Fleischer – will start this autumn, with a release date set for October 2018.

Sony Pictures revealed the casting of the British hunk as Venom, also known as Eddie Brock, in a Twitter post on Friday.

Meanwhile, the hotly-anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming, which stars Tom Holland in the lead role, is set to hit screens in July.

Exciting announcement: A snap showed the 39-year-old wearing a T-shirt printed with the face of the character as the announcement was revealed 

Exciting announcement: A snap showed the 39-year-old wearing a T-shirt printed with the face of the character as the announcement was revealed

Hardy has had a busy schedule of late, starring in the blockbuster Dunkirk this summer.

A trailer for the WWII movie showed Tom, who stars as Farrier, in the cockpit of his RAF fighter jet while involved in a dogfight with German bombers above the sea.

The film – directed by Christopher Nolan – boasts a cast of celebrated British stars, amongst them Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and One Direction star Harry Styles, who makes his acting debut in the film.

Blockbuster: Hardy has had a busy schedule of late, starring in Dunkirk this summer

Blockbuster: Hardy has had a busy schedule of late, starring in Dunkirk this summer

Action man: A trailer for the WWII movie showed Tom, who stars as Farrier, in the cockpit of his RAF fighter jet 

Action man: A trailer for the WWII movie showed Tom, who stars as Farrier, in the cockpit of his RAF fighter jet

Speaking about the movie in January, Hardy told The Wrap: ‘It’s a very profound story. What’s lovely about it is that it’s a classic film, it’s so epic in the storytelling, and Chris [Nolan] has gone back to an old school film from the 1940s, 1950s and retold it.’

He added that there was a ‘lot of pressure’ being involved in the movie, explaining: ‘I grew up in the generation of their granddads talking about the war.

‘Everyone was colored by that experience – Dunkirk was a big turning point in the war.’

Villain: Tom starred as supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 

Villain: Tom starred as supervillain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4523758/Tom-Hardy-set-star-Spider-Man-spin-Venom.html