During the Venom Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that actor Riz Ahmed is playing Riot in the upcoming film. Along with this confirmation, director Ruben Fleischer teased that there may or may not be more appearances by certain villains.
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Riz Ahmed briefly described playing his character and hinted at what he brings to the story:
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Plot details on the film are currently under wraps, though director Ruben Fleischer revealed that the film will be based on the Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes comic book runs. Whether or not Spider-Man – who played a significant role in both stories – will make an appearance remains unclear.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Scott Haze and Woody Harrelson.
Venom will be released in theaters on October 5, 2018.
10 Things To Expect From San Diego Comic-Con 2018
It’s finally summer, which means San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is just around the block! The biggest pop-culture event of the year, all of the biggest names in comics, movies and television will come together at the San Diego Convention Center and share their plans with their biggest fans. Hundreds of people will be dressed as their favorite characters as they search through back-issue bins, look at exclusive prints and talk with their fellow nerds.
Marvel Studios won’t be showcasing any upcoming movies in Hall H this year, but there are still a lot of exciting things to look forward to. Dozens of new comics will be teased by the major publishers. Movies will be announced and secret cast members will be revealed.
Hit Next to learn more about 10 exciting things you should expect to see at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!