Venom

Venom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson
  • UK release: 3 October 2018

Eddie (Hardy) is a reporter trying to expose the nefarious activities of dodgy billionaire Carlton Blake (Ahmed) when he’s grabbed by an alien symbiote that gives him powers. Flailing about between genres, this never finds its tone and Hardy turns in a bizarrely shifty performance. A muddle.

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Michelle Williams loved Venom unpredictability on set

8 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Michelle Williams loved working with someone as fearless as Tom Hardy on 'Venom'. The 38-year-old star appeared opposite the 41-year-old actor in the new superhero blockbuster, and she admitted his enthusiasm and imagination meant filming was taken…

Venom

3 Oct 20182 stars

Tom Hardy heads up this tonally haphazard origin story for the titular Spider-Man foe

Deadpool aside, comic book anti-heroes tend to look lost on screen without their better, heroic halves to chafe against. After 2016's floundering atrocity Suicide Squad, the villains land another fail with this headline gig for Spider-Man nemesis and…

Tom Hardy defends Venom rating

26 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has defended 'Venom' over its rating and insisted it hasn't harmed the movie's interpretation. The 40-year-old actor has opened up on the film's certification - 15 in the UK and PG-13 in the US - and explained how it was able to find a…

Tom Hardy used his son as a 'guide' for Venom

1 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy didn't know who Venom was and so he used his son as a "guide". The 40-year-old actor has been cast as Eddie Brock in the upcoming Marvel movie and Tom has revealed he was "versed" in the ways of the anti-hero by his 10-year-old son…

Tom Hardy signed for three Venom films

26 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has signed up for three 'Venom' movies. The 40-year-old actor has stepped into the famous black suit to portray the titular symbiote in the upcoming Marvel movie and he has revealed he'll be playing Eddie Brock and his alter ego on at least…

Topher Grace excited for Tom Hardy's Venom

9 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Topher Grace says Tom Hardy is the "perfect" choice to play Venom. Topher played Eddie Brock and his titular alter ego in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man 3' and is thrilled that Tom, 40, has taken over the role for the Sony Pictures movie based on the…

Tom Hardy reveals Venom filming secrets

7 Aug 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has opened up on the complexities of portraying Venom in the upcoming antihero movie. The 40-year-old actor has stepped into the famous black suit to portray the titular symbiote in the upcoming Sony movie 'Venom', and he has opened up…

Tom Hardy wants Spider-Man and Venom to face off

21 Jul 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy wants to see Spider-Man in the Venom universe. The 40-year-old actor is set to don the black lycra suit for his role as the titular simbyote in the upcoming Sony movie 'Venom', and whilst it was previously confirmed that the web-slinger…

Woody Harrelson confirms Venom role

27 May 2018

Film gossip

Woody Harrelson has confirmed he will be in "a fraction" of the upcoming 'Venom' movie. The 56-year-old actor was believed to be taking on the role of Carnage in the upcoming Sony movie based on the Marvel Comics character Venom, and although he is…

Sope Aluko joins Sony Pictures Venom movie

15 Mar 2018

Film gossip

Sope Aluko has joined the cast of Sony Pictures 'Venom' movie. The 'Black Panther' actress has landed a role opposite Tom Hardy in the 'Spider-Man' spin-off movie about the Marvel Comics supervillain, Deadline report. Although her role has yet to…

Tom Hardy confirms Venom wrap?

29 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has seemingly confirmed that filming for 'Venom' has wrapped. The 40-year-old actor is set to star as Eddie Brock and his titular alter ego in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie based on the character from Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise…

Woody Harrelson set to join Venom

13 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Woody Harrelson is in talks to join the cast of 'Venom'. The 56-year-old actor is wanted for a role in Sony Picture's new superhero movie based on the iconic 'Spider-Man' villain as a "henchman of sorts" but other details of his role are not…

Shooting starts on Venom

24 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Sony Picture's 'Spider-Man' spin-off movie 'Venom' has started filming. The official Twitter account for the new movie - which stars Tom Hardy as the titular alien with Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Reid Scott all part of the cast…

Reid Scott in talks to join Venom movie

17 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Reid Scott is in talks to join the 'Venom' movie. According to Variety, the 39-year-old actor - who is best known for starring in political comedy series 'Veep' - is reportedly set to join Tom Hardy in the upcoming 'Spider-Man' spin-off. Scott's…

Jenny Slate in talks to star Venom movie

4 Oct 2017

Film gossip

Jenny Slate is in talks to star in the 'Venom' movie. The 35-year-old actress - who has had roles in 'Gifted' and 'Zootopia' - is set to join Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in the 'Spider-Man' spin-off movie. At the time, Slate is…

Michelle Williams joins Spider-Man spin-off movie

28 Sep 2017

Film gossip

Michelle Williams has joined the cast of the 'Venom' movie. The 37-year-old actress has been announced as the latest star to join the Sony 'Spider-Man' spin-off about the webslinger's arch nemesis, The Hollywood Reporter has claimed. Although at…

Venom movie delayed - again

11 Sep 2017

Film gossip

The 'Venom' movie has been delayed again. Sony Pictures' upcoming 'Spider-Man' spin-off - which stars Tom Hardy in the titular role - is being directed by 'Zombieland' filmmaker Ruben Fleischer and was due to start shooting in September. However…

Riz Ahmed in talks for Venom

10 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Riz Ahmed is in talks to star in 'Venom'. The 34-year-old actor looks set to star alongside Tom Hardy in the hotly-anticipated Sony motion picture, a spin-off of the Spider-Man franchise. Sources told Variety that Ahmed will play a popular…

Tom Holland confirms no appearance in Venom spin-off

4 Jul 2017

Film gossip

Tom Holland won't be appearing 'Venom' because he doesn't want to give up his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) "ticket". The 21-year-old actor is currently starring as the web slinger in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' - the first ever Marvel and Sony…

Tom Holland wants Marvel to feature Venom

26 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Tom Holland wants Venom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The 21-year-old actor is the current face of Peter Parker and his web slinging alter ego Spider-Man in the Marvel series of movies, and has said that whilst he doesn't think villain…

Venom to feature Carnage

21 Jun 2017

Film gossip

'Venom' will feature the villain Carnage. The upcoming 'Spider-Man' spin-off - which stars Tom Hardly in the titular role - is currently being produced by Sony, and it has now been announced that super villain Carnage is also set to appear in the…

Tom Hardy not part of Spider-Man

14 Jun 2017

Film gossip

Tom Hardy's Venom won't be appearing in any 'Spider-Man' movies. The 39-year-old actor will be playing one of the web-slinging superhero's greatest villains in the upcoming Sony film, 'Venom', but Marvel Studios insist they won't be welcoming the…

Tom Hardy cast as Venom in Spider-Man spin-off

22 May 2017

Film gossip

Tom Hardy has been cast to play Venom in the spin-off movie set in the same universe as 'Spider-Man'. Hardy, 39, was announced to be taking on the titular role as one of the webslinger's greatest foes on Twitter by Sony Pictures and will be part of…

Venom to 'shake up' superhero films

17 Jan 2014

Film gossip

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' writer Roberto Orci wants to "shake up" the superhero genre with the upcoming 'Venom' spin-off. The acclaimed screenwriter has been tasked with writing a spin-off to the popular web-slinging franchise, along with Alex…

Sony announces Spider-Man spin-off films

13 Dec 2013

Film gossip

Sony Pictures has announced two 'Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off films, 'Venom' and 'The Sinister Six'. The movie studio is planning to expand its comic book franchise in a manner similar to Marvel's 'The Avengers' by announcing two movies focusing on…

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