With Sony’s Venom scheduled to hit theaters on October 5, 2018, production will need to begin very soon. That means we should be getting a lot of casting news in the coming weeks and months. Tonight, we have the first one since Tom Hardy was announced as the title character.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Venom. Variety says that he’s up for a “popular Marvel Comics character”, though The Hollywood Reporter notes that it’s not Carnage. That role will go to someone else.

Which popular Marvel character do you think Ahmed is up for in Venom? Let me know in the comments below.

SOURCE: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter

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