Tom Hardy Confirms VENOM Will Be Based on The Venom: Lethal Protector Series
We have finally learned the direction filmmakers are going to take Venom. During Sony’s presentation at Comic Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tom Hardy, who will star in the film, spoke to the crowd from a pre-recorded message shot at the film’s set in Atlanta.
Hardy assured fans that he will do the character of Venom justice and promises to deliver lots of action and dark humor to the role. He also revealed that the movie would be inspired by the Venom: Lethal Protector miniseries.
Venom: Lethal Protector was a 1993 six-issue miniseries written by David Michelinie and drawn by Mark Bagley, Ron Lim, and Sam Delarosa. The series begins with Venom and Spider-Man making a truce and Venom moving to San Francisco. Hardy also confirmed that Venom will be set in San Francisco.
Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote and use it for their own purposes. They use it to create five new symbiote spawn: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.
Hardy was announced as the star of Venom back in May, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and is the first installment of Sony’s Marvel Universe. Venom is currently shooting and is scheduled for release on October 5, 2018.
Via: Digital Spy