VENOM Producer Talks Tom Hardy's Performance and Eddie Brock's Characterization


Production is underway on Sony's Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. Plot details are under wraps, save for the fact that the film is inspired by the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes comics. Now, a producer has shed a little bit of light on this portrayal of Brock.

In an interview with MTV (transcription via Heroic Hollywood), producer Matt Tolmach has nothing but praise for Hardy's performance. "Eddie Brock is an incredible character and a gritty, real, authentic, funny but also embittered character and a truth-teller who has made mistakes. You know, Tom… it’s like a master class watching him act every day and he’s such a risk taker and he loved this character... We found someone who just believed in this character entirely and yet every day pushes it to a place that us mere mortals would never expect it go. He just has crazy integrity about it and so he challenges everything we’re doing in the most brilliant way. For him, it’s like, 'If I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it and give it it’s due.' Because the love that the fans have for that character is profound and he shares it."

Tolmach remains coy about everything else regarding Venom. He gives vague non-answers when asked about the film's possible connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whether Spider-Man appears. He also won't confirm the movie's rating, saying that it will be the "right one." Venom was rumored to be targeting an R rating, and with it being a horror film, that would make sense.

For MTV's full interview with Tolmach, check out the video below.


Venom is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018. The first installment of Sony's Marvel Universe stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, and Woody Harrelson. Ruben Fleischer directs from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.

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