Date: 10th August 2017
"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