PHOTO: Tom Hardy To Play Venom In Spider-Man Spin-Off

22 May 2017, 12:02

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The Taboo star has been confirmed to take up the guise of the villain in an upcoming Marvel film.

Tom Hardy will take on the role of a Spider-man villain in a new Marvel film.

The British star will play Eddie Brock in the upcoming Ruben Fleischer-directed film, an embittered reporter who fuses with an alien parasite to become Venom. 

As Sony Pictures reports, the titular film is set for release 5 October 2018, and production begins in autumn. 

Despite Hardy - who previously played Bane in Batman flick The Dark Knight Rises - taking up another villainous role, it seems he's more of a superhero in real life.

According to reports, the Taboo actor chased after a moped thieves back in April, and caught them too. 

According to The Sun, the star came across two thieves who tried to make off with a moped in Richmond, London before running after them and yelling: "i caught the c**t!".

Arun Pullen, 22 - who was witness at the scene recalled: “It was mental – like he’d switched to superhero mode in an action movie. Two boys on the nicked moped had jumped a red light and smashed into a car. 

“Tom must have been walking down the road. He went off like a shot in pursuit and looked furious. If the kid had been dumb enough to resist I reckon Tom would have given him a good hiding.”

All in a day's work for Tom Hardy.