Tom Hardy will star as 'Venom', Ruben Fleischer to direct

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Breaking news rarely happens in Hollywood during the Cannes Film Festival, any deal that happens usually occurs at the French croisette. So here I am, hitting another Cappuccino shot, when somebody breaks me the news, very reliable source, that Tom Hardy will star as Venom and Ruben Fleischer will direct.

The news is going to be revealed any day now, but this seems to be a perfect fit for both actor and director. Fleischer directed "Zombieland," and I've been clamoring for him to nab a superhero gig as that 2009's zombie comedy proved that he really is a gifted visualist for action. Why is Tom Hardy a perfect fit? Well, he's Tom Hardy, an indisputably great actor, but, also, he is supposedly a HUGE fan of "Venom." Who would have thunk it? 

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom.

“Venom” is set to hit theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.