LRM Exclusive: Venom Director On Why Tom Hardy Was Perfect For Both Eddie And Venom

In one week, moviegoers will have a chance to check out Tom Hardy as the popular character Venom. Hardy seemed like an unusual choice from the beginning, however, knowing Hardy he is probably going to nail this role, even if the movie as a whole fails doesn’t please audiences.

Along with playing Eddie Brock, Tom Hardy will also provide the voice for the symbiote, you know, the titular Venom. LRM had a chance to speak the film’s director, Ruben Fleischer, and in our discussions, he mentioned the reasons behind Hardy voicing Venom.

“It has to do with that duality. Venom is a manifestation of Eddie. They share the same body. They share the same vocal cords. So we never considered it any other way. I think when Tom signed on it was with the excitement about being able to play both characters, and the attitude he brings to Venom is what makes the character so enjoyable.”

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I have thought the voice of Venom was awesome from the first time I heard it, and to me the fact that Hardy is it definitely adds something to the role. This also isn’t the first time Hardy has played two characters in the same film, he played twin brothers Robbie and Reggie Kray in the film Legend (which is an excellent film, if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it). In fact, Fleischer even mentioned that in his reasons why Hardy signed on in the first place.

“When you think about Eddie Brock from the comics and Venom. They’re this dark, menacing person, so Tom was my first and only thought, honestly, for casting. But when we had the script, there were these light moments, and I think he really responded to that and the opportunity to play a little against type at times. And the theme of duality is something we’ve seen a lot in his work. In Legend he was able to play two brothers opposite himself, so I think he got really excited about taking that one step further and taking on two entities sharing a body. That sort of push-pull, yin-yang, Jekyll-Hyde theme is true to Venom from the comics and something he was excited to explore.”

From the footage released so far, Venom, while dark and having an affinity for eating people, does seem to have sort of a mischievous side. I’m sure an actor the caliber of Hardy has really sunk himself into both roles.

Be sure to check back for LRM‘s full interview with Ruben Fleischer next week.

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