Well, this would be an interesting and hugely exciting piece of casting should everything fall into place…

Word from Variety this morning has some intriguing news – Oscar Nominee Michelle Williams is in talks to take the female lead in Sony’s upcoming Venom film, which is set to start filming very soon ahead of its release next Fall. Williams, who has only really stepped in the “blockbuster” world once back in 2013 with Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful, would play a district attorney in the film which would also act as love interest for Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock.

Billed as a “stand-alone” film from the rest of the Sony/Marvel universe (somehow) and will tell the origins of the symbiote-based entity which bonds itself to Eddie Brock as he becomes Venom. While it is stand-alone, it seems more likely than not that the film will be linked in some way given the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming earlier this summer and its upcoming sequel – it’s would be very strange to have a film like this not connected in some shape or form. Perhaps for the third Spider-Man film, should it get greenlit? Your guess is as good as ours right now.

Ruben Fleischer, the helmer of Zombieland and Gangster Squad, is directing the film which is also reportedly adding Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) to the film but it has yet to be officially confirmed nor indeed the character he may be playing with theories suggesting it could be Carnage.

Williams will next be seen in Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck with Julianne Moore and Oakes Fegley; Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World, alongside Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Spacey; and The Greatest Showman, a new musical starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Zac Efron which is due in the New Year.