Spider-Man 4: Tom Hardy’s Venom is Reportedly Fighting Tom Holland, Not Andrew Garfield

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Rumors about a fourth installment in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man films have been swirling around for a few weeks now. And although neither the English actor nor Sony/Marvel Studios have confirmed anything about him coming back to the screens as the Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man in the fourth film, various theories with regard to it have already started to bubble up all over the internet.

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Reports about Spider-Man 4 claim that contrary to what the audience believes, Tom Hardy’s Venom is apparently going to be placed in a fight against Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, not that of Andrew Garfield.

Related: Spider-Man 4 Reportedly in Advanced Pre-Production With Sony and Marvel Rumored to Announce Tom Holland’s Brand New Webslinger Soon


Tom Holland is Rumored to Fight Tom Hardy’s Venom in Spider-Man 4

Up until now, Tom Hardy‘s deadly symbiote has been known to be a part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe, not that of the MCU.

Although Venom 2’s post-credit scenes did introduce the character to the Multiverse, Eddie Brock, aka, Venom, was seen to be kicked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe just as quickly as he’d entered in it. And the same had been established from one of the post-credit scenes featured in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), wherein Venom was sent back to Sony’s universe.

Related: “They are saving it for a film further down the line”: Spider-Man 4 Allegedly Won’t Show Tom Holland Don the Black Symbiote Suit – MCU May Be Saving it For Secret Wars

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Tom Hardy as SSMU’s Venom/Eddie Brock

However, it looks like Marvel Studios might just have new plans for Hardy’s anti-hero. A new report by Culture Spider on Twitter states that fans will allegedly witness Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man being pitted against Hardy’s Venom in the upcoming Spider-Man 4.

Though the rumor is yet to be confirmed, if in case it does hold any veracity, it would not only mean a reprisal of Hardy’s sentient alien symbiote in the MCU, but it would also mean that a face-off against Venom and Andrew Garfield‘s Spider-Man would ultimately end up becoming a no-show.

Tom Hardy’s Venom was Initially Planned to Fight Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man

Hardy’s Venom and Garfield’s Spider-Man were set up to go against each other even before the credits rolled in Jon Watts’ No Way Home.


In the blockbuster where Tobey Maguire, Holland, and Garfield’s Spider-Men unite, the 39-year-old award-winning actor claimed that since both Maguire and Holland’s Peter Parkers had the chance to fight off extra-terrestrial villains, he too wanted to defeat an alien. This then paved the way for Garfield’s Spider-Man potentially going against Hardy’s Venom.

Related: “I mean there’s only one”: Daredevil Star Vincent D’Onofrio Claims His Kingpin Fighting Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is Inevitable, Teases Spider-Man 4 Will Be Gritty and Grounded

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Hardy’s Venom rumored to fight Holland’s Spider-Man

In fact, the Hacksaw Bridge actor himself claimed that he’d be down to fighting the slimy alien. When Garfield appeared the Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this year, while talking to Josh Horowitz, he remarked that it would be “a cool idea” to have his Spider-Man fight Hardy’s Venom.


So, all that was left for it become a reality was for Sony to officially revive its Amazing Spider-Man. But maybe Holland and Hardy will end up sharing the screen before that can happen.

The aforementioned rumors are yet to be confirmed.

Spider-Man 4 is reportedly said to release in 2024.


Source: Culture Spider on Twitter


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