If you’re a fan of Venom, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man spinoff, the studio is planning more of the same with the forthcoming sequel. The studio has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, to pen to script, according to Variety. She will also executive produce the follow-up, which will see Tom Hardy return as the eponymous symbiote.
Michelle Williams is also expected to rejoin Hardy, as is Woody Harrelson, who will portray Carnage in the sequel. A director has not been set yet, though sources tell the site that the studio might look for a new filmmaker as Venom helmer Reuben Fleischer will be busy shooting the sequel to Sony’s Zombieland.
Venom, hailing from Sony Pictures’ arsenal of Marvel characters, grossed a massive $855 million worldwide. The news comes after the studio recently dated an untitled sequel for October 2020. Comic-book enthusiasts put the pieces together to assume Venom 2 would be given the same release slot as its predecessor, notes the site.
Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will return as producers.