19 May 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Tom Hardy will play Eddie Brock in “Venom,” the upcoming film from Sony’s Marvel Universe, TheWrap learned from a source close to the project.

Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) to direct. “Venom” will be released on Oct. 5, 2018 with a production start date of fall 2017.

Venom” is from Sony’s Marvel Universe of characters. (The studio says it is not a “Spider-Man” spinoff, as other outlets have reported).

Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel »

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