Venom just got one big step closer to reality.
Sony's long-gestating Spider-Man spinoff has just roped in a new star, Tom Hardy, and a new director, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). Sony previously pinned down an October 5, 2018 release date for the project.
Sony Pictures confirmed Hardy's casting via social media.
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) May 19, 2017