Doing superhero films isn’t for the light-hearted. Oftentimes, it involves the actor or actress having to train for months in preparation for the intense action scenes. Even with all the training in the world, accidents, close calls and injuries are bound to happen from time to time. And Venom star Tom Hardy was no exception to this downfall. An incident in the first film led to Hardy suffering a severe injury while performing one scene.
The revelation came while Esquire was interviewing Tom Hardy. While speaking with the magazine, Hardy revealed his current regime for the upcoming action thriller Havoc – multiple CrossFit sessions daily and an hour of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Those routines are in conjunction with the stunt training he is currently going through. While the actor remains fit both on and off-screen, one mishap on Venom led to some downtime for him.
Unfortunately, the specific mishap isn’t addressed. The injury was so serious that Tom Hardy was required to get double knee surgery. Even Hardy commented “my knees were fucked,” which seemed substantial in his daily life. But the actor couldn’t rest on his laurels after surgery. Only eight weeks after having major knee surgery, he went right into production on Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The Oscar nominee reassured Esquire as well as his fans that he’s in better shape now than he was shooting the last two films.
Given how intense some of the Venom scenes where Tom Hardy’s injury was that surprising. There are so many moving parts in action scenes that one mishap can lead to serious injuries. Injuring one’s knees could impact an actor’s ability to perform intense stunts. Luckily, Hardy was able to film and complete the sequel. As pointed out in the article, knee surgery usually requires weeks (if not, months) for the person to recover. At least, Hardy recovered enough to take part in the Venom sequel.
But participating in the Venom sequel stunts wasn’t just about playing Eddie Brock/Venom for Tom Hardy. Hardy’s affinity for the character pushed him to create the story for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. This move signaled the first time the actor has received credit for his contribution. He’s so invested that Hardy even pushed for Venom and Spider-Man to do a crossover. He’s been listening to the fans, much like Sony Pictures. Hopefully, Hardy will continue to advocate for more Venom sequels.
Thankfully, Tom Hardy recovered enough to play Eddie Brock/Venom once more. Let’s hope the actor doesn’t experience anything more serious in the future especially with so many projects on the horizon. Fans will be able to see Hardy perform his stunts against Woody Harrelson’s Carnage when Venom: Let There Be Carnage arrives in theaters on Oct. 15.
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