Image from Evening StandardBy Darian Scalamoni
With Sony building up their own Spider-Man universe that may or may not include Tom Holland’s Spider-Man (weird right?) they’re focusing their attention on Venom which will star Tom Hardy as the iconic comic book character. Now, the cast is being bolstered with another terrific talent. According to The Playlist, Riz Ahmed will join Venom as what is being called “a popular Marvel Comics character”.
Ahmed has been building quite the resume in the last few years starring in movies like Nightcrawler, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Jason Bourne. He’s also built a fantastic TV career since his starring role in the HBO limited series, The Night Of. There have been rumblings that Ahmed will play Carnage in the movie and I think that would be fantastic so here’s hoping that comes to fruition. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) will direct Ahmed and Hardy in the superhero flick.
Ahmed is currently filming The Sisters Brothers alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. Venom will hit theaters on October 5th, 2018. How do you guys feel about Riz Ahmed being cast in Venom? Do you think he’ll play Carnage and if not, who would you want to see him play? Sound off in the comments below!