Topher Grace Gives Tom Hardy The ‘Venom’ Stamp Of Approval: ‘Tom Is The Guy To Play That Role’

Topher Grace says he’s happy to pass along the “Venom” role to Tom Hardy.

Grace, 40, who played the villainous role in 2007’s “Spider-Man 3”, talked to Inverse about the new “Venom” stand-alone flick and Hardy’s portrayal.

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While promoting his new film “BlacKkKlansman”, the actor told the outlet: “To me — I truly mean this — I think Tom is the guy to play that role.

“I’m thrilled to watch it as a fan. I really mean that. I think he’s just the best dude.”

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This isn’t the first time Hardy has starred as a villain from the comic book universe. In 2012, Hardy starred as Bane in the critically acclaimed “Batman” sequel, “The Dark Knight Rises”.

“Venom” hits theatres Oct. 5.

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