This isn’t Hardy’s first rodeo with superhero franchises. He played Bane brilliantly in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, and his dark, disturbed acting style should be perfect for Venom. In the comics, as the alien symbiote becomes one with Eddie Brock, he fights an inner battle, struggling to maintain his morality as the wicked Venom hijacks his brain. Think Gollum from Lord of the Rings, with lots of creepy back-and-forth dialogue between split personalities. If anyone can nail a part like that, it’s Hardy.