While Carnage may be the big bad fans are expecting to see focused on in the Venom sequel (remember that mid-credits tease at the end of the first movie). It seems that Eddie Brock and his symbiotic partner will have more to deal with than they bargained for as Shriek has now been cast.
The actress set to bring this symbiotic villain to life is Naomie Harris, best known currently for her role as Eve Moneypenny in the Bond movies but also to fantasy audiences as the witch Tia Dalma and the Goddess Calypso in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Shriek in the comics is a volatile mutant who becomes the lover of Cletus Kasady aka Carnage. Her mutant powers allow her to create sonic energy blasts, fly and have the ability to stir up dark and violent emotions in others.
Considering mutants are not part of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters due to the rights of the characters originally belonging to Fox now owned by Disney, it will be interesting to see how this character is reworked.
Venom was released in 2018 and starred Tom Hardy in the dual titular roles as well as Michelle Williams as Eddie’s ex-fiancee Anne Weving who briefly becomes She-Venom, Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake and the villainous Riot, Scott Haze as his head of security and Dan Lewis as Anne’s very understanding boyfriend.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the movie grossed just over $856 million worldwide and is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray and streaming services.
Venom 2 will see Andy Serkis step into the directing chair and is scheduled for release on October 2, 2020.
What do you think of Naomie Harris’ casting and Shriek’s inclusion in the movie?