Riz Ahmed in Talks for Sony's 'Venom'

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Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in Spider-Man Spinoff 'Venom'

However, a second report stated that due to a change in the Venom script, Riz Ahmed was no longer being considered for the role.

More on the movie, and just who Ahmed is set to play, as we get it... With the success of revived Spider-Man franchise with Tom Holland, Sony Pictures is aiming to build its own extended universe.

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Tom Hardy will play the titular symbiont and marvel character. Anyone who has been paying attention to Ahmed's career - which, you should be - knows he's a versatile talent to watch.

Venom, to be directed by Ruben Fleischer, is slated to open in October 2018.

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It is unclear what role he will be playing, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, insiders are saying that it won't be the role of villainous Carnage, which Sony was originally looking to cast.

The 34-year-old English actor is better known for playing Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of the Star Wars Anthology spin-offs. It'll be Ahmed's first foray into the superhero universe, although he does have big-budget franchise experience after appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story previous year.

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What's more, he appeared in "Jason Bourne" opposite Matt Damon, and recently credited his role as an assistant to Jake Gyllenhaal's unscrupulous news videographer in 2014's "Nightcrawler" for showing the world what he is capable of. Venom made his first big-screen appearance in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3", where he was portrayed by Topher Grace.

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