Eddie Brock is coming back to the big screen.
The upcoming Venom movie has officially started production, starring Tom Hardy as the deadly supervillain. The film’s official Twitter account shared a photo of Hardy on Monday, with the caption: “Day 1.”
Hardy stars as Eddie Brock, who, in the Marvel comics, was a journalist and acquaintance of Peter Parker. When he connects with an alien symbiote, he’s transformed into the slobbering Venom. Despite the character’s longtime association with Spider-Man, Venom is part of “Sony’s Marvel Universe” — not the traditional Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a result, the film is unconnected to this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which starred Tom Holland as the wisecracking webslinger.
This also isn’t the first time Brock and Venom have hit theaters. Topher Grace played the character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Ruben Fleischer is directing the new Venom, with Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams also in talks to star.. The film will hit theaters Oct. 5, 2018.