Tom Hardy is back on the big screen this week in the highly anticipated Dunkirk, and thankfully it’s not the only thing we’re going to see the actor in relatively soon.
He might have lent his voice to the BBC children shows, but thankfully he’s not quitting acting full time and has plenty more movies to watch him in.
First up, of course, is Dunkirk and here’s what else Tom Hardy has on the horizon.
Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.
The cast is incredible and includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance, with long-time Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Just when we thought the rebooted Star Wars franchise couldn’t get any better, Tom Hardy goes and makes a cameo.
We know how much they like to keep these things under wraps though, so of course nothing has been confirmed and it’s all just conjecture and rumours at the minute.
According to a leak last year, Hardy’s cameo will involve recognising John Boyega’s Finn as stormtrooper FN-2187, from before his mutiny in the Dark Side in The Force Awakens.
Finn, will get quite the surprise as Hardy slaps him on the behind, completely unaware that he’s been spotted.
Thinking’s he been captured, Finn actually finds Hardy’s stormtrooper just remembers him from the First Order’s training days, and wants to catch up with his old friend.
Hardy then congratulates Finn on his apparent promotion as a Resistance Infiltrator, when actually he’s on their side.
Venom has been one of Marvel’s top villains and a Spider-Man fixture since he was introduced in 1988, created by writer David Michelinie and artists Todd McFarlane and Mike Zeck.
And Tom Hardy is set to get his own movie in the role.
The character is an alien symbiote that needs a human host to survive. In return, the alien vests its victim with incredible powers. He made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 and was portrayed by Topher Grace.
Venom is to usher in a host of movies from Sony's Marvel and Spider-Man-based universe of characters. Sony is rebooting its Marvel-based slate with this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Venom is a key title in its slate. The studio is also developing a Silver Sable/Black Cat project among other characters from the Spider-Man stable.
Ruben Fleischer, best known for directing Zombieland will helm the movie project centering on one of Spider-Man’s signature villains.
Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, the latter of whom worked on 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, wrote the script for Venom. Plot details are being kept in the black but Hardy, who is said to be a Venom fan, will play Eddie Brock, the character who first became Venom.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the pic, along with Amy Pascal.
Tom Hardy will star as a decorated Navy SEAL in War Party, with Ridley Scott attached to produce.
Killing Me Softly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik is helming with Scott producing, along with Jules Daly for Scott Free. According to insiders, Netflix is in talks to acquire the project in a seven-figure deal.
Plot details are under wraps but the film will be based on real-life events, with Hardy playing a decorated US Navy Seal.
If the deal closes, this would mark the second large-scale project the streamer has acquired since tapping Scott Stuber to run their film initiative. The other property is a film about the Black Panther Party, with Justin Lin on board to direct.
Hardy and Scott recently worked together on the FX series “Taboo,” which Hardy starred in and Scott produced. The series was recently renewed for a second season.
Mad Max: The Wasteland
Mad Max: Fury Road was everything and more we could hope for, a post-apocalyptic movie that doesn’t skimp on colour, fight scenes that are easy for the eye to follow, and a heroine who is more than just a clichéd Strong Female Character.
Thankfully it looks like we’re going to get another Mad Max from George Miller, and Hardy has expressed his interest in the role on plenty of occasions.
While appearing at the ongoing TCA 2017 event to talk up his series Taboo, Hardy also fielded a few questions regarding the future of the Mad Max franchise. During the panel, he confirmed that there’s much more to explore in the mythology and he’s anxiously waiting for Miller to get things rolling again.
Hardy confirmed that he’s signed on for a total of three films and that the working title of Mad Max: The Wasteland might not be the final title, but the movie’s still a go:
“Yeah, as far as I’ve signed to do three of them. It’s a question of when. I’m not sure it’s called The Wasteland or not ‘cause you never know. These titles change all the time. But, there’s definitely another Mad Max project pending.”
“I love working with George [Miller] and the fact that his mythology is so deep. It’s a joy to work with an artist and somebody who has the ability to be a movie maker, as well. It’s the full package, isn’t it?”