In Venom 2, released this Wednesday, viewers can reunite with journalist Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, and Venom, the symbiote with whom he shares his body. But who is hiding behind the deep voice of the alien?
The sequel to Venom has finally arrived in theaters to the delight of fans of this formidable alien, always in search of a human to devour. In the first episode, released in 2018, the latter took possession of the body of Eddie Brock, a journalist played by Tom Hardy, and they found themselves teaming up to end the plans of scientist Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), inhabited by the Riot symbiote.
In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the cohabitation between Eddie and Venom continues, not without its drawbacks. And as in the first film, although the voice of the alien is more cavernous than that of the journalist, it is indeed Tom Hardy who takes care of both roles.
During an interview with the BBC Radio 1, the actor revealed his inspirations for the voice of the monstrous Venom: “I mix a little Busta Rhymes, a little Method [Man] and Redman, a little bit of James Brown and I slip in an element of Richard Burton.”
The interpreter of Eddie, and therefore of Venom, also confided that he sometimes mixed the voice of the symbiote with the voice of one of his other cult characters, Bane from The Dark Knight Rises, also particularly striking.
“I think it’s a business risk. You know, we only have a few characters and we all get confused. Sometimes Alfie [son personnage dans Peaky Blinders] competence ! It’s inevitable”, He admitted.
In the French version, it is Jérémie Covillault who lends his voice to both the journalist and the extraterrestrial. Venom: Let There Be Carnage marks the 10th time that the comedian has dubbed Tom Hardy in the language of Molière.
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