The Internet is currently buzzing about the news that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Night Of star Riz Ahmed is in talks to join Sony's upcoming Venom solo film. While the Marvel Comics role the actor could be playing is currently unknown, the possibility of Ahmed appearing in a superhero film is drawing a passionate response from many online.
Some are applauding the actor - who is considered by many to be 'The Internet's Boyfriend' - for joining such a high-profile franchise, while others are loving the possibility of seeing Ahmed share the screen with the film's Eddie Brock, Tom Hardy.
As usual, we've compiled some of our favorite tweets about the potential casting, which you can check out starting on the next slide...
Riz Ahmed might join the spider verse, I'm crying. THAT'S MY BABY AND I'M REALLY PROUD.— 🥀 (@royalwidow) August 10, 2017
If you told me a few years ago that Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed would be costarring in a Venom movie together... pic.twitter.com/nZTFkCJPGv— Feeya (@braidsnglasses) August 10, 2017
Me: I think venom's okay but he doesn't need his own movie— Nisa @ PINNED (@aazhar563) August 10, 2017
Sony *casts tom hardy and possibly riz Ahmed*
Me: I'm the #1 venom Stan now
my son is rising and only rising. golden-globe nominee riz ahmed is coming for blood and wigs. pic.twitter.com/p1TwEglJef— ㅤ ☆ (@estaguars) August 10, 2017
Me trying to find some chill at the thought of Riz Ahmed in Spider-verse pic.twitter.com/tF9J0PtXsF— andie bansil. (@technicolorist) August 10, 2017
Did #Venom just become a must watch with the cast so far? 🤔— Damien V. (@TorturedXGenius) August 10, 2017
Just give me a TAXI DRIVER/NIGHTCRAWLER inspired VENOM film with Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed and I am T H E R E pic.twitter.com/d8rKSbqP8B— roby (@iamthatroby) August 10, 2017
I'm not excited about a POC playing second fiddle to a white lead. I'm tired of that. Give Riz Ahmed 75% of the lines & screentime in Venom. pic.twitter.com/tiOQ52srca— ferdosa #girlstrip (@atomicwick) August 10, 2017
give me riz ahmed as tom hardy's love interest in venom or give me death— always professional (@dildomancy) August 10, 2017