According to new reports actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") has been cast to play 'Eddie Brock' aka 'Venom' in the long-developing "Venom" solo feature from Sony, to be directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland") from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg ("Jumanji") and Jeff Pinkner ("The Dark Tower") :
'Venom', aka the 'Venom Symbiote', was originally a super-villain sentient alien, debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #300 (May 1988)...
...before evolving into an antihero, requiring a host to bond with for its survival.
The first known host was 'Spider-Man', who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature.
The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts.
According to the 'Marvel Universe', the creature is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity...
...alongside 'Magneto', 'Doctor Doom' and the 'Red Skull'.
The Symbiote is capable of shape-shifting, as well as the ability to expand its size and mimic the appearance of other humanoids after it has obtained a host.
The organism can additionally conceal itself by altering its coloration or by becoming invisible, also exhibiting telepathic abilities.
Columbia Pictures executives Palak Patel and Eric Fineman will oversee the new film for the studio.
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