VENOM: Tom Hardy Training Video Teases "Darkest, Most Powerful Supervillain" Marvel Has Ever Created

VENOM: Tom Hardy Training Video Teases "Darkest, Most Powerful Supervillain" Marvel Has Ever Created

A new video reveals the intense MMA and kickboxing training sessions actor Tom Hardy is undergoing five days a week to help prepare for his role as Eddie Brock/Venom in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spin-off.

A recently released behind-the-scenes video has offered insight into Tom Hardy's intense training regimen, along with a few clues as to what Marvel fan's can expect when we see the actor transform into an "8'4" beast" on the big screen. In the film, Hardy plays Eddie Broke, the man who accidentally bonds with the alien symbiote and becomes Venom. Not much is known about the movie's plot, but Hardy's trainers sure do know how to get us hyped for the character which they claim is going to be "one of the darkest, most powerful super-villains that Marvel has ever created."

As revealed in the video below, Hardy is undergoing MMA and kickboxing sessions five days a week, and sometimes twice a day to prepare for the physical aspects of the role. His trainers, Mark Mene and Nathan Jones, have a lot of positive things to say about the actor's dedication to the role and what he'll bring to the iconic Marvel character.

"I'm impressed. He's definitely going to live up to the character," Mene says. "He's dealing with a guy that turns into an 8-foot, 4 [inch] beast."

Jones adds, "He's got power. I like that. I like that he's got that fire in him because he's not just acting. He's really got it, and it's good to see someone have it because then they'll live the character and that should come across."

Check out the full behind-the-scenes video below and be sure to let us know what you think of Hardy's transformation into the role of Venom.



Sony recently kicked off production on Venom, which is expected to hit theaters October 5, 2018.

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