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Riz Ahmed May Join Tom Hardy in 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Venom'

Riz Ahmed May Join Tom Hardy in 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Venom'

Riz Ahmed is in talks to play a popular Marvel Comics character in Sony’s upcoming movie Venom!

It is not yet known which character the 34-year-old Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor would play, though he would not portray Venom or the villain Carnage, THR reports.

Ruben Fleischer is directing the film, and Tom Hardy will play the title character.

Sony has stated that Venom will not have a role in the Spider-Man universe but will rather stand on its own.

The character Venom (aka Eddie Brock) was introduced in 1988 and made his first big-screen appearance in Spider-Man 3, played by Topher Grace.

Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5, 2018!

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