The newest Marvel superhero film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" has been dominating the box office the last four weeks. But the gravy train may finally come to a halt this weekend. Why? Because there's a new superhero duo that's getting ready to grace the big screen. We're, of course, referring to the highly anticipated release of Sony's "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." Eddie Brock and his symbiote pal Venom are back at it again and this time they're officially living together. Though their last outing was certainly an exciting one, this one is supposed to bring even more insanity. So, to get you excited about what's to come, we've picked out three more excellent Tom Hardy movies to see before you hit the theaters this weekend.
If you only have time to watch one of these movies before watching "Venom 2," then choose this one. Tom Hardy's character Bob Saginowski shares some similarities with Eddie Brock. Both characters live in New York. And they're both forced to deal with some dangerous people. If Brock had become a bartender instead of a journalist, then this is what his life ends up like. His character Bobby is even more unhinged and unpredictable than Eddie. Bobby is indirectly working for the mafia because they've taken over his bar. So, the possibilities of what comes next are endless.
Another worthy addition to our list of Tom Hardy movies has the actor driving the entire film. He ends up making over 36 total phone calls on the road. He's heading from Birmingham to London to witness the birth of his child from an old colleague whom he cheated on his wife with. During the drive, he talks to his wife, his sons, his boss, and a few others. The emotional rollercoaster has all eyes on Hardy for the entirety of the film.
We hear the voices of some other well-known actors like Olivia Colman, Tom Holland, Andrew Scott, etc. But the only person we actually see is Hardy. So essentially, it's a one-man show. It's an impressive performance. He also talks to himself time and again during the drive. Eddie Brock does that sometimes too when he's talking to Venom.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Saving the best for last, this is one of Hardy's highest-rated films with the actor in the title role, Mad Max Rockatansky. It's easily one of his most action-intensive films, with explosions waiting around every turn (kudos to series director George Miller). The villains of the story initially have Hardy imprisoned to be used as a "blood bag." But as you might guess, our man never goes down without a fight. After he's able to break free, the war between clans begins in what's basically one long, action-packed, road chase movie between villain Immortan Joe and his minions, and Max, warrior Furiosa (Charlize Theron in a powerful performance), and the crew they're leading to freedom.
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