Riz Ahmed Joining Venom: Things to Know

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British Pakistani actor, Riz Ahmed is currently talking with Sony in order to possibly join in the upcoming Venom movie directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Details about Ahmed’s possible role have not been released, but according to Variety, sources say he’ll play a popular Marvel Comics character. Sony has yet to comment on any of the rumors.

Information about the Spirder-Man spin-off has been kept hidden, but according to Movie Webcharacters such as She-Venom, or Ann Weying, have been possibly been cast at this point.  The main villain of the film, Carnage, is still up for grabs, and it was rumored that this is the role that Ahmed may be cast in.

Ahmed’s inclusion into the film wouldn’t be something out of the ordinary. Other films the accomplished actor has starred in include Rogue One, Nightcrawler, and The Night Of. Ahmed was also nominated for Golden Globe Awards and SAG Awards for his performance in The Night Of.

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All speculation aside, what is currently known about the film is that it stars Tom Hardy (hopefully we’ll get to see his face) who will be playing the role of Venom. Sony has also stated that Venom will be separate from the Spider-Man universe, standing as its own.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will be writing the script for the film, with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach serving as producers. Venom is currently set to begin shooting in fall, and is expected to be released on October 5, 2018.

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