The "Venom" is spreading. On Friday, Sony Pictures confirmed that Tom Hardy (Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," "Taboo") will play Eddie Brock/Venom in the 2018 film about the fan favorite supervillain with the terrible teeth.
Fans on Twitter seemed pretty psyched about the casting.
Others were disappointed -- not by Hardy's casting, but because Sony's "Venom" is not a joint production with Marvel Studios, and Tom Holland, who stars in the upcoming "Spider-Man: Homecoming," won't appear in it.
@SonyPictures Too bad it's not connected to the MCU so it'll probably fail.— Tony (@T0nyo8) May 19, 2017
@SonyPictures Just stop. Spider-man universe movies without Spider-man or being in the MCU is just a BAD BAD idea.— Dr. Omega (@Doctor_Omega) May 20, 2017
Still, some were just happy Topher Grace wouldn't be back in the role he played in 2007's "Spider-Man 3."
Mark your calendars for Oct. 5, 2018, to see Hardy's alien symbiote take over theaters.