Michelle Williams And Riz Ahmed Set Be Featured In The 'Venom' Movie

Sony Pictures is going all-in with its 'Venom' standalone movie based on the popular comic book character. Two new names will be joining Tom Hardy in the movie that will be out next year.

As reported by The Tracking Board, multiple sources tell them that both Michelle Williams (Dawson's Creek) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) will be in the movie.

Williams is set to play a district attorney and the love interest to Hardy's Eddie Brock. There's no word if this character is original or based on a comic book character.

As for Ahmed, the report says he will play "as a popular Marvel character". The only character that springs to my mind is Carnage/Cletus Kasady.

Carnage has never been portrayed on the big screen before, and I'm pretty sure Sony Pictures will add the character in order to generate more hype from the fans.

However at the moment, the film's plot and characters are being kept under wraps.

The good thing about this upcoming Venom character is the fact that they are trying to go for comic book accuracy in terms of the appearance of Eddie Brock/Venom.

The report says Tom Hardy is a fan of the character so is doing his best to make things look authentic. This is far better than when the character was butchered when the skinny Topher Grace was cast in Spider-Man 3.

Speaking of Spider-Man, sadly Sony Pictures is still keeping the Venom movie separate from the current MCU. This means Tom Holland's Spider-Man will not be appearing in the film.

It will be set in a different universe which will also include characters such as Black Cat and Silver Sable. Venom already has a release date of October 5, 2018.

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