As if we aren't neck deep in superhero movies, Sony has just confirmed that they're working on another one. Well, sort of. The studio is building up its own Spider-Man movie series, and it's starting with a villain on the spotlight. Sony has confirmed today it has found its star for the "Venom" movie and it is British hunk, Tom Hardy.

After the success of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies and the flopped "Amazing Spider-Man," Sony is bringing the comic book hero back to the big screen again. This year, "Spider-Man Homecoming" is leading the path for more of the web-slinging films.

This will be followed by the "Venom" movie.

Who is Venom in the Spider-Man series?

The "Venom" movie has been in talks for months now, but nothing concrete detail has been revealed until now. Hardy will be taking over the reins of Eddie Brock who became one of Spider-Man's villain, Venom.

Venom is a Symbiote, an alien that takes a liquid-like form and uses a host (human) to survive. It first took a host of Peter Parker but was rejected by the hero. It then took over several people, including its most famous host, Brock. Also featured in the first "Spider-Man" movie, Brock is originally a journalist in the comic book series. He comes in contact with the Symbiote after becoming suicidal.

Topher Grace previously played the role of Eddie Brock/ Venom in 2007's "Spider-Man 3".

The movie grossed more than $336 Million. It would also be the last of the Raimi-Tobey Maguire era that gave fans the most successful "Spider-Man" film series yet.

Tom Hardy is the New Venom

After Sony confirmed that Tom Hardy would be joining the film, the actor also shared a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a Venom shirt.

He captioned the photo with "Breathe 2017 about to ramp up", together with several hashtags: #eddiebrock #alcapone #fonzo #2017 #tomhardy #rampup #rubenfleischer.

The Oscar-nominated actor is no stranger to being in a superhero movie and being the villain though.

Hardy played the role of Batman's nemesis, Bane, in the 2012 Christopher Nolan-directed film "The Dark Knight," alongside Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. He was also initially tapped to play Rick Flagg in the villain hit, "Suicide Squad," before bailing out due to schedule conflicts. In 2015, he also starred in the blockbuster hit "Mad Max: Fury Road."

It seems the "Inception" actor is keeping himself busy and fans wouldn't mind. Aside from the "Venom" movie release date set for Oct. 5, 2018, the slate of Tom Hardy's movies is also expected to include "Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi."