Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in ‘Venom’

Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie.

Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing.

Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting.

Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) will write the script for “Venom,” with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal. Palak Patel are overseeing the project for Columbia Pictures.

Since his inception in 1988, Venom has been one of “Spider-Man’s” most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground. Venom made his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” where he was portrayed by Topher Grace.

Throughout the history of Marvel Comics, Venom has appeared alongside Spider-Man, Iron Man, Deadpool, Hulk, and other major characters.

Harrelson has kept busy over the past couple of years appearing in “LBJ,” “The Edge of Seventeen,” “The Glass Castle,” and “War for the Planet of the Apes.”

He most recently wrapped production on “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and has been earning rave reviews for his role in “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.” He is repped by CAA.

“Venom” hits theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.

More Film

  • Samuel L. Jackson's Frozone Saves the

    'Incredibles 2': Samuel L. Jackson's Frozone Saves the Day in CinemaCon Footage

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • solo a star wars story

    'Solo: A Star Wars Story' CinemaCon Footage Shows Han Meeting Lando

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • Disney CinemaCon

    Disney Debuts Live-Action 'Lion King,' 'Dumbo,' 'Aladdin' Footage at CinemaCon

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • eddie kalish Obit

    Marketing Executive Eddie Kalish Dies at 79

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • Will Smith arrives at the U.S.

    'Aladdin' Teased at CinemaCon, Will Smith Won't Imitate Robin Williams

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans Talks 'Infinity War,' Broadway and His Future With Captain America

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

  • Cinemark, RealD Renew 3D Agreement Through

    Cinemark, RealD Renew 3D Agreement Through 2022

    Woody Harrelson has joined Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom” movie. Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate are also on board, with Ruben Fleischer directing. Although character details are sparse, sources say Harrelson will play a henchman of sorts. Sony had no comment on the casting. Scott Rosenberg (“Jumanji”) and Jeff Pinkner (“The Dark Tower”) […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content