The 2018 film for Venom from Sony Pictures was pretty derided online as not being something that was needed, especially with fans craving continuity with all the projects that Marvel has, but it landed in the fall on a $100 million budget and took in $856 million worldwide to make it a smashing success. Ruben Fleisher isn’t returning to direct the sequel that was given a quick green light and we learned recently that Andy Serkis is on board for that job. The latest bit of news is some additional casting as Naomi Harris has joined the production to take on the role of Frances Louise Barrison, aka Shriek, which is tied up with the Carnage character that Woody Harrelson is playing.
Harris has been playing Moneypenny in the last few James Bond films and has a leading role in Black and Blue this year. She’s also set for a role in the upcoming The Third Day miniseries.
Kelly Marcel was one of the screenwriters on the first film and is working on the sequel script. It’s expected that it’ll focus on Woody Harrelson as the opponent from his brief appearance in the first.
The first film stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson, Naomie Harris, and Michelle Williams.
The film is tentatively scheduled for October 2nd, 2020.
Trailers for the first film: