ROGUE ONE Actor Riz Ahmed In Talks To Join Tom Hardy In The VENOM Movie As A "Popular Marvel Character"

ROGUE ONE Actor Riz Ahmed In Talks To Join Tom Hardy In The VENOM Movie As A "Popular Marvel Character"

Though there's no word on who exactly he's playing, Riz Ahmed has reportedly entered talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony's planned Venom movie as an established Marvel Comics character. Could it be Carnage?

According to Variety, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to star alongside Tom Hardy in Sony Pictures' Venom movie. The trade doesn't provide any details on who he'd play, but they do reveal that it is a "popular Marvel Comics character."

Of course, everyone's first thought (and hope) will be that Ahmed might be in line to play Carnage, but since nothing in the report indicates that this is the case, we'll just have to wait and see.

Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, which will not feature an appearance from Tom Holland's Spider-Man.

Venom is set to open Oct. 5, 2018.

UPDATE: It seems Ahmed landing the role is not a sure thing, as Matt Smith, Pedro Pascal and Mathias Schoenarts are also in the running. Plus, THR has confirmed that the character is NOT Carnage, so it's time to get those speculation hats on folks!
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