Riz Ahmed in talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony's 'VENOM'
Sources confirm Ahmed is in line to play a "popular Marvel comics character"....but which one? — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and HBO's The Night Of star, Riz Ahmed is in talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s stand-alone “Venom” movie. Though it's not confirmed as to which popular Marvel comics character Ahmed might play, sources from The Tracking Board report the Rogue One star auditioned for the role of crazed serial killer Cletus Kasady aka "Carnage," one of Spider-Man's most lethal adversaries. While it's only rumored Ahmed auditioned for that role, Tracking Board sources say Sony is torn as to whether he’ll ultimately play that character or a different one based on script revisions.
'Venom' to be an R-Rated Sci-Fi Horror Film
Sony's developing Spider-Man spinoff(?) on the villain Venom, being written by Dante Harper, is set to be an R-rated science fiction horror film. Harper penned Alien: Covenant, which seems to be taking the franchise back to its roots, so it makes sense from that angle.
Spider-Man Villain 'Venom' is Getting His Own Film in 2018
Over a year ago Venom was announced, but we'd heard nothing since. Now, out of the blue, the Spider-Man villain officially has a release date. It squeezes into October 5th, 2018, the date recently vacated by James Wan's Aquaman, which was pushed back to Christmas to itself fill the hole Avatar 2 departed.
Venom Spin off, finds its director
Spider-Man fans gather around to hear the news that our fan favorite Venom will finally get his time to shine. Back when Sony had the rights to Spider-Man, they had planed on filming a Sinsiter Six movie along with Venom himself. Well Sony, not Marvel, made an announcement stating that the spin off movie have a release date of October 8th, 2018 with director Alex Kurtzman. Alex Kurtzman is well known for writing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Mummy. We all remember the disaster that pleagued our cinemas when Topher Grace was cast as Eddie Brock. With this film already making headway, the question reminds...who will play Eddie Brock? And what story will they follow? More notable will Sony butcher this incarnation of Venom again? As the Project continues to gain more traction, we will see who the studio chooses.