An amorphous extra-terrestrial being, a slithery CGI jelly fishy creature known as ‘symbiotes’ has been recklessly imported to earth by a visionary biotech baron. This grisly organism is kept in a super secure facility. As a parasite, it needs to merge with a human body to survive but on the flip-side; it boosts that human host’s normal bodily powers to extraordinary levels, with violence in mind. This is where Hardy comes in, playing the detective Eddie brock, whose world is about to be rocked on so many fronts as the symbiote snakes its way into his body and turns Eddie into a twin-identity monster called Venom. Other symbiotes get out as well and we witness a “good” symbiote wrestle with a “bad” symbiote hybrid. Hardy’s performance received some praise from critics for his very broad-comedy split personality acting once the symbiote is inside him.
Venom is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. It is intended to be the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, journalist Brock is bound to an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers.