Tom Hardy Wants a Spider-Man / Venom Crossover

Tom Hardy in
Tom Hardy in "Venom." Photo by Marvel/Sony/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9919333k)

Tom Hardy is actively working on making the dreams of comic fans come true. In a recent interview with Esquire, Hardy admitted that he is campaigning for a movie that would put Marvel’s superhero Spider-Man and Venom, one of Spider-Man’s most famous enemies, on the big screen together.

Hardy starred as Eddie Brock/Venom in the 2018’s blockbuster hit based on the character and returns to the role in the upcoming sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Spider-Man is currently played by Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I would be remiss if I wasn’t trying to steer any kind of connectivity,” said Hardy about Spider-Man and Venom crossover. “I wouldn’t be doing the job if I wasn’t awake and open to any opportunity or eventuality or be excited by that.”

Venom originally started as a villain from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics. He was later reinvented as an antiheroic figure and received his own series of comics. But despite being part of the same comic world, getting these two characters in the same movie would be challenging.

The biggest issue is that Sony currently owns the movie rights to Venom, while Disney owns the rights to Spider-Man after acquiring 21st Century Fox.  Getting these two studios to set aside their differences and commit to making a movie together is not an easy task, and Hardy is well aware of that. But that doesn’t mean he’ll give up. 

“Should both sides be willing, and it would be beneficial to both sides, I don’t see why it couldn’t be,” he added. “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.”

Hardy will have plenty of time to work towards this agenda as he already signed on to star in the third Venom movie.