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Who would win in a rap battle between Riz Ahmed and Tom Hardy?

By Ju Shardlow

Actor, rapper and activist Riz Ahmed surprised Marvel fans by announcing he’ll play Riot, aka Dr Carlton Drake, in the upcoming Tom Hardy film ‘Venom’. The billionaire tycoon is the leader of the mysterious Life Foundation, and transforms into the symbiote, Riot. We can’t imagine good things happen after that. 

We caught up with Riz in London this week where he took our Timed Out three-minute trial. Essentially, it’s a series of daft questions, over three minutes. Stuff like: Who would win in a rap battle, him or Tom Hardy? If he had to merge with another actor to make one super-actor, who would he choose? (Answer: it’s Christopher Walken. Which either makes him Chris Ahmed or Riz Walken. Either way, we like it.) And most importantly, what's the most evil thing he’s ever done?

Watch the video to find out.

Venom opens across the UK on Wed Oct 3. Here’s our lowdown on all things Marvel.

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