Actor Riz Ahmed is in talks to join Spider Man spin-off Venom.

Ruben Fleischer is directing the spin-off of the Spider-Man franchis. Tom Hardy is also on board. 

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 theaters next year in October.