Philip Seymour Hoffman has Venom?

Philip Seymour Hoffman is reportedly in talks to join Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot.

According to Deadline, Hoffman may star as the super-villain Venom, the alter ego of one of Peter Parker’s co-workers at the fictional newspaper the Daily Bugle. Topher Grace previously played Venom in Spider-Man 3.

Emma Stone is reportedly playing Mary Jane Watson in the film with Andrew Garfield take over as Spider-Man.

The film is scheduled to be released in July 2012.