Entertainment Weekly has new images of actor Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the symbiote creature from Sony’s VENOM.
Per Entertainment Weekly:
Sony’s upcoming Venom film will put the fan-favorite Spider-Man villain in the spotlight and actor Tom Hardy has been tasked with bringing the character to life after he was last depicted in Spider-Man 3. Revealing that one of the reasons he accepted the role was because Venom “looks the coolest,” Hardy explained why he believes there is a tragic element to the anti-hero:
“There’s a tragic clown element, which I find funny and is harmonious with some of the work that I like to do. There’s something funny about the circumstances of having a gift but it’s a tragic gift. It’s a superpower you don’t really want, but at the same time, you love it. It makes you feel special. He’s a reluctant hero and an anti-hero.”
Director Ruben Fleischer commented on how the film will follow Eddie and the Symbiote as they attempt to co-exist:
“Usually a human gets imbued with powers or an alien comes from outer space and has to figure out how to live on our Earth. But this is really about a relationship between two people who have to work together to create this hybrid symbiotic relationship.”
Hardy concurred with Fleischer’s assessment and likened the two characters to the animated duo named Ren and Stimpy:
“It’s a bit like Ren and Stimpy, you know? They have different sounds. I always saw Venom as sounding like a James Brown lounge lizard, and Eddie Brock is kind of…” — he switches to an aw-shucks American accent — “I don’t know, an everyday kind of guy. But he’s inherited this massive ego, this beast.”
VENOM arrives in theaters this October.