Tom Hardy has recorded a message for fans in attendance at the Brazil Comic-Con over the weekend where he had revealed that the Venom movie, which is in production, is based off of the Lethal Protector comic series from the early 90s. Rumors of the source material have been swirling for months, but the idea was the frontrunner for most of the fan theories, and it has been officially confirmed.
Lethal Protector reinvented the symbiote for the 1990s. The comic series had started with peace between Eddie Brock and Spider-Man, and then Brock moved to San Francisco. He started a career as an antihero. Trouble followed as the miniseries saw Venom tracked and hunted down by the Life Foundation. As a result, they created 5 symbiote spawn. The movie will adapt the plot twist to introduce Carnage, rumored to be the major villain. Carnage is Marvel’s heavy villains, created when a symbiote bonded with the murderer, Cletus Kasady.
Tom Hardy promised his fans that he would do the character justice and noted that the movie will be “important” for the Marvel Universe. Sony has been pretty secretive about the project, but they have said that this movie will be separate from the MCU.
It was teased by Tom Hardy’s trainer that, “The world is going to see is one of the darkest, most powerful supervillains that Marvel has ever created. It’s going to be carnage.
This has gained a lot of momentum and has the fans excited that Sony might decide to make the project have an R-rating.
Sony had tweeted a black and white picture of Tom Hardy looking down the camera, wearing a T-shirt with Venom’s face. The tweet announced that the movie is set for a release on October 5th, 2018. There is a lot of news with the possible Disney and Fox merger, so anything is possible with Venom.