So the standalone Venom movie got its very first teaser trailer today (as I am writing this anyway) and while it didn’t give us a look at the big black beastie himself it did give us an excuse to laugh at all those heartbroken web articles, demanding answers like a bunch of football fans on the losing side as to why the studio ultimately decided not to unveil his new look. Pretending, for a moment, that the potentially post-production related answer isn’t as obvious as picking a fight with Tom “shut the f**k up you c**t” Hardy is a bad idea, or that French kissing Carnage will get your face slurped off, or – OR, get this, or that maybe, just maybe, CGI motion capture characters need to be RENDERED AND ANIMATED FIRST! HUH?
On that note, what satisfied me about the trailer was hearing Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and REALLY liking the sound of his voice, it’s not much to go on, this being a teaser and all, but it does sound like he’s got it down and I’m really looking forward to it. So I felt like putting together a list for him, my favourite performances of his, like I really need an excuse, he’s one of my favourite actors ever and I think I’m more excited for seeing his performance rather than the fact this could be Venom getting the cinematic justice he deserves; let’s get on – here are my top 10 favourite Tom Hardy performances.
Eames – Inception: “Mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling”
Farrier – Dunkirk: “I’m on him”
Max Rockatansky – Mad Max: Fury Road: “*grunt*”
James Keziah Delaney – Taboo: “Good day”
Ivan Locke – Locke: “I am the father”
John Fitzgerald – The Revenant: “I found God, and I shot and ate that son of a b**ch”
Reggie/Ronnie Kray – Legend: “Oh, I prefer boys/Hello Ron, cheers mate, f**k you”
Michael Peterson/Charles Bronson – Bronson: “What do I want…? What have you got?”
Bane – The Dark Knight Rises: “Shadows betray you because they belong to me”
Tommy Riordan Conlon – Warrior: “You owe me 200 bucks”
Motion Picture Maniac