Sony's 'Venom' kicks off production with this first set photo

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The first photo from Sony's anticipated Venom movie surfaced from the film's official Twitter account revealing the profile of a smiling Tom Hardy. What more can you ask for?

Sony's incarnation stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock aka "Venom", a Marvel super-villain who toes the line between hero and villain in the Spider-Man series, and is named after an alien Symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers. This latest iteration will see Hardy's “Venom” teeter on the 'good' as he will square-off against another alien Symbiote "Carnage", who bonds with an severely unstable serial killer named Cletus Kasady.

Though casting has not been confirmed, Riz Ahmed is still attached to Venom and is rumored to play "Carnage." Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, and Reid Scott are also attached to star in the comic book adaptation.

Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is directing from a script by Scott Rosenberg (The Dark Tower) and Jeff Pinkner (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the movie with Amy Pascal. Marvel's Venom was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #300 and was created by David Michelinie and artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck.

Venom is slated for release October 5, 2018

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