By Creative Media TimesAfter Venom’s surprising performance at the boxoffice, it’s really no surprise that a sequel will be moving forward. It is only a matter time. But now its official, per Variety.
Sony Pictures is said to have enlisted the original’s screenwriter Kelly Marcel to pen the script. Tom Hardy is also said to be returning as the film’s titular character.
The actor is already signed up for two move Venom movies while Michelle Williams’ character Anne Weying is also said to be returning. Super-villain Carnage is slated to be played by Woody Harrelson in the upcoming sequel.
Venom’s character is a sentient alien symbiote which needs a human host to survive, eventually giving the host enhanced powers. Eddie Brock is the investigative journalist who comes in contact and bonded with the alien and become Venom, who is both vengeful and a hero to those he deems innocent.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Venom” is one of 2018’s biggest success stories. After opening on October 5, 2018, the film went on to gross $855 million worldwide.
Though its logical for the film to be directed by the man who made is so highly successful, it has not been announced whether Fleischer will be returning to helm. He is said to being production on a Zombieland sequel, which ironically also stars Harrelson.
The release date to the sequel has not yet been announced.
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