Tom Hardy is apparently set to play Venom in three movies

Tom Hardy is apparently set to play Venom in three movies

Tom Hardy is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, and that's probably because he loves to play a bad guy. Ever since he starred as Britain's most notorious prisoner Charles Bronson in the eponymous biopic movie, he's stuck to portraying all manner of thugs, mobsters and weirdos, including Alfie Solomon in Peaky Blinders, Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and most memorably of all, he managed to play the part of both Ronnie and Reggie Kray at the same time, in the the movie Legend.

However, as it seems as though he's not yet done with comic book adaptations, and is all set to play the main character in the movie Venom - where he portray Spider-Man's alien symbiote nemesis.

At first, the reaction of fans online to the trailer was pretty tepid; but now it's fair to say that a lot of people are far more excited about the movie than was initially suspected. Not only this, but Tom Hardy has now confirmed that he's signed up to do more than one film, and now the Venom movies look all set to be part of a three-part franchise.

Actor Tom Hardy. Credit: Getty

In a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Hardy stated:

"I'm open to whatever you want to do with it. We've signed up for three of them. So it's very much an open case. We'll see what people's responses are to it. I think it's an awesome character. I love playing both of them. It's an amuse-bouche, and for Sony, it's the Venom-verse launched in isolation, as it were.

"We all prepped for it to be a standalone universe. So whatever Sony want to attach to it at a later date, it's a fulcrum piece. But let's see what happens when it lands."

Hardy has also revealed that he was motivated to play Venom due to his son's love of the character, stating: "My son came to me with a specific character that he absolutely fell in love with and then I started to take a look at it myself and then, as if by magic, a script appeared on the horizon which was awesome."

He added: "Having done Dark Knight [Rises] with Chris [Christopher Nolan], I'd kind of done my superhero bit in some aspectsBut when I was presented with the opportunity to play Venom, and that correlated with my son's love for Venom and how cool he was, I got really really excited and decided that I really wanted to do it."

The movie is set to be released in theatres on 5 October, and although the director has made it clear that Venom won't be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems as though Tom Hardy himself is really passionate about the project and wants to make it a big success. Maybe it could be a winner after all?