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What Topher Grace Thinks Of Tom Hardy’s Venom

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The fan-favorite villain/anti-hero Venom is getting another adaptation to the big screen. But will it be better than the last time we saw him show his imposing presence on film? Only time will tell. That won’t stop the speculation, from actors to even Venom’s co-creator Todd McFarlane. Previous Venom actor, Topher Grace, also had a few words about the upcoming film.

Topher Grace Has History With The Character

Topher Grace was a big comic fan when he was a kid (just like us). He even read the first appearance of Venom back in the ’80s. He followed the character through most of Todd McFarlane’s work at Marvel and came to really appreciate the Symbiotes. It’s a shame that such a big fan wasn’t able to fulfill his wish to see a good interpretation put on film.

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The Problem With Diverging From The Comics

The first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man films are seen as amazing adaptations, but the less said about the third film, the better. The interpretation of Venom in that film was drastically different from the comics, including having the Symbiote retract to let Eddie Brock talk. Topher Grace had this to say about that film: “I was thrilled because I was such a fan of the character, but I was aware of how it was different from what I had grown up reading.” Next, he has a compliment to give to an adaption that diverges severely from the comics.

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Tom Hardy’s Bane

The Dark Knight Rises is another comic adaptation, but unlike Spiderman 3, this was a flawed but overall good movie. One of the highlights is Tom Hardy’s take on the famous Batman villain, Bane. After the awful version in Batman and Robin, the world needed an interpretation that would show the character’s intelligence and menace. According to Topher Grace, Hardy delivered. On Hardy’s performance, Topher said, “He’s proven he can do comic book villains amazing.” Now, what does Topher Grace think about him playing a character that is both villain and hero?

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Tom Hardy Get’s Grace’s Stamp Of Approval

In a recent interview, Topher Grace said about Tom Hardy’s Venom, “To me—I truly mean this—I think Tom is the guy to play that role. I’m thrilled to watch it as a fan. I really mean that. I think he’s just the best dude.” He even went as far as to praise the trailer. “That’s the character I grew up with.” I can’t think of a better compliment. Finally, when can we see this adaption that has the approval of Topher Grace?

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We Don’t Have Long To Wait

Sony’s Venom film, which will not feature everyone’s favorite webhead, is set to open in theatres on October 5th. We only have less than two months to wait, so get excited. There is a lot of hype around the film, due to the popularity of the character. Let’s hope, much like Topher Grace believes, that this film will do the character the justice he deserves.

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