Tom Hardy took his new movie "Venom" to Moscow Friday, where the audience donned toothy Venom masks to view the comic-book movie.

He also did the requisite photos with fans and even wore a fur hat. (Alas, it's not as meme-worthy as Nicolas Cage's famous furred-hat appearance, but still, we salute you, Tom.)


And, FYI, "Venom" becomes "Behom" in Russian, thanks to the Cyrillic lettering.

At the press conference, Hardy said, "The depiction of Venom, I think, has been extremely faithful to the comics. If we look at some of the images directly from comic book, they haven’t deviated in any [way]. If anything they’ve recreated certain elements accurately from the comic book."

While advanced buzz is not so great, Hardy has signed for two more "Venom" films, saying, "We’ll see what people’s responses are to it. I think it’s an awesome character."

"Venom" opens worldwide on October 3 and on October 5 in the U.S. and Canada.

[Via Metro UK, Reuters]