Although it has been speculated that the movie Venom will get its sequel, a few recent reports have now suggested that a sequel is now moving ahead. According to a new report from Variety, Sony hired Kelly Marcel for penning the movie, Venom 2.
Marcel has been slated to earn the executive producer credits on the sequel as well which will see the actor, Tom Hardy reprise his role as the character, Eddie Brock. This report has stated that Woody Harrelson and Michelle Williams will reprise their roles from the first movie as well. Woody will play the role of the fan-favorite Spider-Man villain, Carnage.
Jeff Pinker, who is a screenwriter for Venom, had hinted that a sequel had been in the works.
“I can’t say anything other than that it is happening,” Pinkner had said.
When he had been asked if he would be writing the sequel, he said, “I am not. As of now, I am not.”
It had been just a matter of time before Sony had pushed a sequel into the development stage as Venom had dominated the box offices overseas. Earning $213 million domestically, the movie had earned $642 million overseas, and this had totalled an overall amount of $855 million for Sony. Fleischer had mentioned that a sequel movie had been in mind when they had chosen to add Cletus Kasady for the post-credits scene.
“So, when we were thinking about including that scene and laying the groundwork for a potential sequel, he was the first person I thought of and a just because selfishly I’m really excited to work with him again, whether it’s in Zombieland 2 or the potential sequel to this film,” Ruben Fleischer, the Venom director had said.
“But if you think about Natural Born Killers and Mickey, the character he played in that film, I feel like there’s a real lineage that you can trace from Mickey to Cletus, and I also think that he hasn’t gone dark in that way for a while.”
Venom is now available on home media.