Riz Ahmed May Be Cast In Venom Movie

The upcoming Spider-Man spin-off might feature Rogue One actor!

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Venom Movie Casts Rogue One Actor!

Venom Movie Casts Rogue One Actor!

Actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to join Tom Hardy in the upcoming Venom movie, according to Variety. Though Sony has yet to comment on who he’ll be playing, sources are saying it will be a popular Marvel character. Some assume he might play the villain Carnage, but the author of the story, Justin Kroll, tweeted that those sources say it’s not Carnage. Borys Kit from THR also tweeted that sources said he was up for the role before script changes. Production on the movie is beginning this fall. Venom will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic 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. Venom was previously on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. 

That Hashtag Show has landed a big scoops on the other Spidey spin-off, the female-centric Silver & Black movie. Explaining how the plot will kick off, they offered this insight: “If there’s anything general audiences might know about Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat, it’s that she’s a master thief and it’s exactly that skill that puts things in motion in the film as Hardy has stolen from the wrong people and now everyone, including Silver Sable, is out to get her.” The report also clarifies that Sable – who’s known in the comics a morally murky mercenary and the leader of the fictional nation Symkaria – is very much the main character. Allegedly, Sable’s father, Ernst, and the Symkarian people are key figures in the movie, fueling the protagonist’s “personal vendetta” against antagonist Mendel Stromm. Apparently, Stromm has conducted experiments on the Symkarian people, and these, coupled with dealings with Ernst, do not sit well with Sable. She goes on a warpath hunting for Black Cat, since she feels that will put her in contact with Stromm. Furthermore, it sounds like Black Cat has been given an “enhancement” by Stromm which could mean that she has luck-altering abilities or the abilities of a cat. Whether or not that’s the case, Silver Sable will be coming at Black Cat hard, “working for the U.S. Department of Justice as a bounty hunter” and leading a team “which seems to be a nod to her comic book Wild Pack.” Finally, it seems that both of these characters will be fairly young as the report indicates that the studio is eyeing actresses in the early-to-mid 20s for the lead roles. Casting young could be for character purposes, or it could mean that Sony wants these actors to stay in these roles for multiple future movies.

Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer, written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and stars om Hardy. The film is set for an October 5, 2018 release date.  Silver & Black will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, written by Lisa Joy, and will be released on . Tom Holland’s Spidey can be seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming, in theaters now. Sony Pictures Animation, meanwhile, is delivering a non-MCU animated Spider-Man movie on December 14, 2018.

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