A whole lot of people are going to be scratching their heads this weekend, wondering how a star as big as Tom Hardy could have not only been left out of all promotion for Spider-Man: Homecoming, but never even announced as part of its cast. Because that’s him, right? That scruffy dude who is working as part of Adrian Toomes’s crew, salvaging alien weapons from the wreckage of the Battle of New York? After all, Hardy will be playing Venom in a Spider-Man spinoff movie, so this would be a perfect place to tease his origin story as an Easter egg, right?
Nope, nope, yep (but then nope).
While Hardy will be joining the Spider-verse, he’ll be playing Eddie Brock. But that’s not the name of the dude that so many people who have seen Spider-Man: Homecoming thought they saw Hardy play. (Not) Hardy’s character is named Jackson Brice, and he’s portrayed by the actor Logan Marshall-Green. The 40-year-old has also appeared in movies like Prometheus, Cold Comes the Night, and the upcoming Sandcastle, as well as shows like Quarry, 24, and The O.C.
The two actors really do look alike, though, especially with the way Marshall-Green is coifed in the movie, as you can tell even from this blurry screen grab:
So don’t worry, if you goofed up, you’re certainly in good company.
But next time, instead of trusting your Spidey-sense, just open up IMDb.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters July 6th.