Date: 10th August 2017

Riz Ahmed in Early Talks to Join 'Venom' With Tom Hardy.

"Rogue One" star Riz Ahmed is in early talks to join Tom Hardy in Sony’s "Venom". Ahmed will play a familiar character in the Marvel Universe.

Work is set to begin in earnest soon on Venom, the first in Sony’s planned collection of Spider-Man spin-off movies. We already know that Tom Hardy has been cast in the lead role, and that Ruben Fleischer is going to direct the movie. It has a release date too of October 5th 2018 already earmarked.

Source: Press Release