A Venom sequel is officially in the works

Sergio Cunningham
January 9, 2019

And so, it shouldn't be surprising today to see that Sony has officially started work on the film's sequel, which was already teased in Venom's ending credits sequence. According to Variety's Jeff Sneider, Sony is bringing back Venom 1 writer Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey, Saving Mr. Banks) to write the screenplay for the sequel. Marcel will also executive produce the film.

Sources close to the negotiation tell Variety that, although an exact amount couldn't be unveiled, Marcel's deal was a significant one.

The new venom will have numerous same people behind it. Tom Hardy will return as Venom/Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams will reprise her role as his love interest Anne Weying.

"Venom", hailing from Sony Pictures' arsenal of Marvel characters, grossed a massive $855 million worldwide.

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While Ruben Fleischer helmed the first Venom movie, it is unclear if he will return for the sequel.

Tom Hardy is set to return as Venom/Eddie Brock, with Woody Harrelson starring as the bad guy Carnage. The first Venom did well with its October 5, 2018 release date, so its conceivable it could look to repeat that with the October 2, 2020 date for the sequel.

Previously, she penned the screenplays of films such as Saving Mr. Banks and Fifty Shades of Grey, and is now writing Cruella, a live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil, which is set to feature Emma Stone in the lead role.

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