In the latest group of photos and videos from the movie, Hardy appears to be fighting back against the Venom alien symbiote for control of his body. It's clear that his character isn’t fully in control of what’s happening.
Hardy’s portrayal of Venom is expected to be done using CGI and motion-capture, but clearly there will also be some scenes of Hardy as Brock dealing with the effects of the symbiote costume on his human form.
Here’s video of the scene, which shows some context for the photos. Take a look (video credit to Backgrid):
The Venom film is being adapted from multiple storylines from the comic books, most notably, “Venom: Lethal Protector”. Hardy confirmed that the movie is taking inspiration from that story, which finds Venom taking on a more heroic role as he goes up against the Life Corporation, a shady group who wants to turn the alien symbiote into weapons.
Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, will be released on Oct. 5, 2018.
Take a look at the latest updates from the set and find out some new tidbits about the film in this gallery of photos.
Hardy was recently spotted filming a fight scene with Scott Haze on the set of Venom. No details have yet emerged about what character Haze is playing. Since Venom is adapting the “Venom: Lethal Protector” comic story, some have speculated that Haze will play Roland Treece, a character that's connected to the Life Foundation. Some fans have also speculated that Haze could play the Marvel character Carnage, but no confirmation has been released yet on who he's playing.
Hardy trained in various ways for Venom, including with mixed martial arts and kickboxing training.
The poster and logo for Venom have lots of fans stoked for this movie.
Hardy is starring alongside Michelle Williams. She's set to play Anne Weying, Brock's ex-wife and (at least in the comics) the future She-Venom (we'll see if the movie goes that route), according to Williams' interview with Screen Rant. Williams also said in an interview with Collider that she has yet to see what the Venom CGI costume will look like on Hardy.