Whether you enjoyed last year’s Venom or not, there’s no disputing the film’s impressive box office take. And now, the previously rumoured Venom sequel has moved to bring in a screenwriter.
Via Variety, Sony Pictures has brought in Kelly Marcel (pictured at the Venom premiere with Tom Hardy) to write and executive produce Venom 2. Marcel, of course, was a part of the first Venom effort as she put together the film’s screenplay with Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. Her other credits include the likes of Terra Nova, Saving Mr. Banks and, err, Fifty Shades of Grey.
In terms of what we know about Venom 2, the only real information is regarding some returning cast members. Tom Hardy will be back as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, and then Woody Harrelson will take centre-stage as the maniacal Cletus Kassady, aka Carnage. Due to being busy with Zombieland 2, however, director Reuben Fleischer seems unlikely to be back in the director’s chair.
As alluded to, Venom massively split opinion when it hit the big screen last year, yet it managed to bring home $855 million at the global box office.
Expect more on Venom 2 and Sony’s shared Spider-Verse as we get it.