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Riz Ahmed in Talks For Tom Hardy’s ‘VENOM’ Movie

August 10, 2017

Riz Ahmed

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in talks to join Tom Hardy in the upcoming VENOM film. Though Sony has yet to confirm, it seems Ahmed’s character is a popular Marvel character.

While some of you might be thinking it could be Carnage, there’s some things that might tell you the opposite. The author of the story, Justin Kroll tweeted that it’s not Carnage. Borys Kit from THR tweeted that sources say he was up for the role before script changes. What does it mean? It seems to indicate that Carnage is indeed in the film.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner write the script, which is set for an October 5, 2018 release date. Production is set to begin this fall. Venom will not be part of the Spider-Man universe.

First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of forms and bonded with several different hosts. In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock’s scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.

Venom previously appeared on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Since the release of that film, rumors have been going around about a solo Venom film to be made, but has failed to move forward.


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