The global success of Sony Pictures’ biggest anti-hero, Venom, has pushed the creators to start working on a sequel. Kelly Marcel, who was one of the original screenwriters from the first movie, is being brought back in to write the script for the sequel.
The news comes to us via our friends at Variety. Marcel will not only be writing the script but will also be one of the producers of the movie. However, there’s still no official announcement from Sony Pictures.
Venom has grossed over $855 million worldwide. The sequel will feature Tom Hardy as the eponymous symbiote who will likely be facing Carnage, to be played by Woody Harrelson. The post-credits scene of Venom gave the audience their first look at one of the deadliest villains in all of the comic world. It is also rumored that Michelle Williams will be rejoining the cast as Hardy’s love interest. Since Reuben Fleischer is going to be involved with Zombieland sequel, Sony might be looking for a new director for the sequel.
Before being cast as Venom, fans were speculating and were hopeful that Tom Hardy might replace Hugh Jackman as the next Wolverine. But Hardy made sure not to disappoint his fans by perfectly portraying the deadly, angry and humorous symbiote. The sequel might be released in late 2020. Stay tuned for more updates.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. Check out the synopsis below:
“One of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. As a journalist, Eddie has been trying to take down the notorious founder of the Life Foundation, genius Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – and that obsession ruined his career and his relationship with his girlfriend, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams). Upon investigating one of Drake’s experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie’s body, and he suddenly has incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants. Twisted, dark, unpredictable, and fueled by rage, Venom leaves Eddie wrestling to control dangerous abilities that he also finds empowering and intoxicating. As Eddie and Venom need each other to get what they’re looking for, they become more and more intertwined – where does Eddie end and Venom begin?”
Venom is now available on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD.