8:35 am EDT, January 8, 2019

‘Venom’ sequel happening with original screenwriter

We haven’t seen the last of Tom Hardy’s Venom just yet! A sequel is officially in the works, and the original screenwriter is back at it.

Tom Hardy’s Venom was an interesting flick to follow at the box office. While reviews for the film were a bit mixed, Venom ultimately kicked ass at the box office. Globally, the movie pulled in an impressive $855 million.

So while the initial reviews made it unclear what would be happening to the character next — another standalone movie, getting absorbed by the MCU, or simply calling it quits after one movie — Sony wasn’t about to let such a profitable movie call it a day after one flick. The Hollywood Reporter states that a sequel to Venom has officially been confirmed, and that the screenwriter for the original movie, Kelly Marcel, is penning the new script.

We don’t yet know what to expect in Eddie Brock’s second big screen adventure, but THR reports that Woody Harrelson is likely to return as Venom’s archnemesis, Cletus Kasady, in an expanded role. Cletus Kasady is a serial killer who becomes a rival symbiote to Venom, better known as Carnage. Harrelson has confirmed that he’ll have a larger role in the sequel, and we can’t wait to see more.

Additionally, Tom Hardy is contracted to return as Eddie Brock/Venom himself, and Michelle Wiliams is also contracted to reprise her role as Anne Weying in the sequel.

What we don’t know, however, is whether or not we can expect to see Spider-Man in the sequel. There were heaps of speculation over Spidey’s appearance in the first film, and those speculations ultimately proved fruitless as the friendly neighborhood hero never showed up. However, with the financial success of the first film, it stands to reason that Tom Holland might show up as Spidey or even just as Peter Parker.

We’ll have to wait for more news to develop on Venom 2 to know for sure. Either way, we’re excited to see what is in store for us in the next chapter with this iconic anti-hero.

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