Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom'

Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in 'Venom'”

In an intriguing bit of casting, Michelle Williams is in talks to play the female lead in Venom, which stars Tom Hardy as the Spider-Man supervillain-turned-antihero.

The film is being directed by Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer, with Hardy on board as Eddie Brock.

If Williams signs on, she'll join Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of) in the flick, which won't be related to the Spider-Man cinematic universe established with Spider-Man: Homecoming.

According to Variety, Williams is playing a district attorney and potential love interest to Hardy's Brock.

Sony execs and Fleischer had been meeting with multiple actresses for the part for the past month, with production beginning next month.

Since its inception in 1988, the alien symbiote has been one of "Spider-Man's" most popular characters, making it a top priority for the studio to get the movie off the ground.

Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) penned the Venom script. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing, with Palak Patel overseeing the project for the studio.

The Venom movie will be a part of the same Spider-Man-adjacent shared Marvel Comics universe as Silver and Black, Sony's upcoming film about Silver Sable and Black Cat.

Venom is now slated to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.

Fingers crossed they take the best of Topher Grace's Venom from Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" and none of the emo-Tobey Maguire Venom.

Spider-Man has the most impressive array of villains of any Marvel superhero. She's been nominated for an Academy Award four times for her work on Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, My Week with Marilyn, and Manchester by the Sea.

This marks another fantastical big-budget film for Williams as she has starred in Oz the Great and Powerful.

She is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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