Actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to join "Spider Man" spin-off "Venom".
Ruben Fleischer is directing the spin-off of the "Spider-Man" franchise. Tom Hardy is also on board, reports variety.com.
While details on Ahmed's role have not been revealed, he'll be playing a popular Marvel Comics character.
Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will write the script for "Venom," with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal as co-producers.
"Venom" is set to hit theatres next year in October.