Tom Hardy wants a Venom / Spider-Man crossover movie.
Hardy, the star and producer of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, hopes to eventually have his character share the screen with Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
He told Esquire UK: "I would be remiss if I wasn’t trying to steer any kind of connectivity. I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that. Obviously, that’s a large canyon to leap, to be bridged by one person alone, and it would take a much higher level of diplomacy and intelligence, sitting down and talking, to take on an arena such as that."
If you know your Marvel film properties, Venom is owned by Sony whereas the Holland-iteration of Spidey is a collab between Sony and Disney-owned Marvel Studios. So, to get Venom to play in the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe sandbox will definitely require a lot of negotiating.
“Should both sides be willing, and it be beneficial to both sides, I don’t see why it couldn’t be. I hope and strongly, with both hands, push, eagerly, towards that potential, and would do anything to make that happen, within what’s right in business. But it would be foolish not to head towards the Olympic Games if you were running 100m, so yeah! I want to play on that field.”
Hardy was excited to return for the sequel to 2018's Venom and wants to establish the Venom films as a huge movie franchise.
He explained: "There were other objectives with Venom, but they were minor compared to the main objective: can I land Eddie Brock and Venom as an established Marvel superhero? Venom and Eddie Brock are part of a universal canon among those who know about superheroes, so I don’t want to scratch the record. I’d like to be part of that legacy and not bugger it up completely. Not bring shame on it. Ha! You’ve got Black Panther, Thor, Wonder Woman, Venom; there’s not one that you go, ‘Ooh God, have you seen that? That’s f******* terrible! Avoid the f******terrible one!’ Maybe people dislike it, maybe people really like it, but it’s not dismissed.
"I’m thinking about the third movie as well, because I think you need to write that at the same time … A third won’t be greenlit until the second is successful, but the studio were really, really pleased with number two.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Espinosa, the director of Morbius, might’ve accidentally spilled too much information about the Jared Leto-starring vampire movie. In a recent interview with Swedish site Moviezine, he revealed how thrilling it was to be shooting a Hollywood blockbuster.
"It usually feels strange before the day begins, when you look at the schedule and stand on the set yourself," said Espinosa. "When you walk around there, the recording looks just like a Swedish production, but then when you look at the schedule and read names like Michael Keaton, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, then it feels cool and very exciting."
Yes, he mentioned Tom Hardy. Did Espinosa just spoil Hardy’s cameo? We’ll find out when Morbius opens in cinemas next January. Venom: Let There be Carnage opens in Singapore cinemas on Sept 16, while Spider-Man: No Way Home hits the big screen on Dec 16. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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