Tom Hardy has been cast as Eddie Brock in Sony's Venom. The studio tweeted an image of Hardy in a Venom shirt, confirming that he has taken the part.
Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is also in final talks to helm the film.
Hardy is no stranger to comic book roles, having portrayed Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. It is unclear how or if Venom will connect to Spider-Man: Homecoming or the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Venom is scheduled for an October 5, 2018 theatrical release.