​While the upcoming Sony superhero film Venom has yet to be released, it seems lead actor Tom Hardy has faith in the film and ​its future, as he's revealed he already signed on for three films! This first one better blow us all away.

This is the first film for Sony to prove they can create their own Spider-Man universe apart from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so a lot is riding on Hardy and the collective fan response to it. The 40-year-old Academy Award nominee recently ​dished on how much he loves playing the character, and how he's locked down for more than just the first film.

However, that doesn't necessarily mean more Venom movies will be made, especially if the first doesn't do well. "We've signed up for three of them. So it's very much an open case. We'll see what people's responses are to it," Hardy explained. "I think it's an awesome character. I love playing both of them." 


Hardy is definitely no stranger to superhero films, as the actor famously played the terrifying and strong Bane in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. But just his ​acting skills alone obviously can't save a project if all else fails.

"It's an amuse-bouche, and for Sony, it's the Venom-verse launched in isolation, as it were. We all prepped for it to be a standalone universe. So whatever Sony want to attach to it at a later date, it's a fulcrum piece. But let's see what happens when it lands," Hardy concluded.

The film does look awesome, so we'd be lying if we said we didn't have high hopes. Venom hits theaters this Oct. 5, so fingers crossed it delivers.