The upcoming Sony Pictures film, Venom, will be hitting theaters this week, and with New York Comic-Con coming up, it is going to be an eventful weekend! Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock/Venom in the film, which is being directed by Ruben Fleischer.
The Southern Illinoisan reports that Tom Hardy’s interview with Collider expressed his true feelings about his role: “It just didn’t strike me… it’s the least comic book of the superhero world, if that makes sense?” Hardy also mentioned he never even read any of the Venom comics! But what attracted him to the role was the complexity of the main character.
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Hardy said, “For me, what grasped me was the Jekyll-and-Hyde dynamic between interior conflict and how Venom kind of symbolizes the inside voice of self-will run riot, which has been given to an alien from outer space with a higher purpose in many aspects and then connected with a human being.” He explains that he used a different angle to get into the frame of mind of his character. Venom’s inner struggle with his alter ego is something many people can relate to in different ways.
Besides reading a bunch of the comics to understand his character, Hardy confessed: “I’m not going to lie, I just thought he was a black Spider-Man. I didn’t really read comic books, so my information was limited.” Hardy also admits turning to his ten year old son for some help with the role!
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