Venom casts Veep actor Reid Scott; iZombie adds Walking Dead alum for Season 4

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Oct 17, 2017

The casting news is coming fast this week, with two actors joining two different comic book properties for both the small and big screens.

Variety reports the Spider-Man spinoff movie Venom is spinning a web around Veep actor Reid Scott. This one is currently in talks with Sony to join the cast, but like the others, the role is being kept under wraps. 

Tom Hardy stars as Eddie Brock (Mad Max: Fury Road), aka Venom (who is sometimes villain, sometimes anti-hero), with Riz Ahmed (Rogue One), Michelle Williams (Shutter Island), and Jenny Slate (Comrade Detective) also on board. Ahmed is said to play “a popular Marvel Comics character” rumored to be Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, who has been confirmed as the villain of the piece. As for Williams, the speculation making the rounds is that she could be playing Ann Weying, Brock’s lawyer ex-wife, also known as She-Venom.

The movie will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), from a script written by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), and Kelly Marcel (Terra Nova). While Tom Holland’s web-slinger won’t appear in Venom, the door is wide open for Venom to show up in other Spider-Man-related projects, including Sony’s Silver Sable/Black Cat spinoff Silver and Black, which may or may not include Spider-Woman.

Our second piece of news concerns The CW's iZombie. According to TV Line, Walking Dead alum Daniel Bonjour will appear in the upcoming fourth season in a recurring role. The actor, who was recently seen in Frequency, will star as Levon, a “documentary filmmaker chronicling Seattle’s undead reality.”

The Season 3 finale saw Chase Graves (Jason Dohring) revealing to the world that zombies do exist, but that the brain-eating population can be kept in check as long as they feed the dead’s brains to them. Season 4 will see some of the outside world wanting to become one of the walking dead (pun intended), and Levon will be following humans who smuggle terminally ill people inside the walled city of Seattle so they can get scratched, become zombies, and escape death.

It likely won't take long before Levon crosses paths with Liv (Rose McIver) and the rest of the gang. 

What do you think of Reid Scott potentially joining the cast of Sony's Venom? Are you excited for a new season of iZombie? Venom opens on Oct. 5, 2018, and while there’s still no return date for iZombie yet, it's a midseason series, so expect it to premiere sometime in the spring of 2018 on The CW.

(via Variety, TV Line)