Tom Hardy will transform once again into Venom, just weeks after it was confirmed his pal Benedict Cumberbatch would get another solo outing as Doctor Strange.
Variety reports a sequel to last year’s Venom is in the works, after the first movie grossed a whopping $855 million worldwide, despite reviews being decidedly mixed.
A lot of that success was down to Tom, who played down-on-his-luck journalist Eddie Brock and his slobbering, razor-toothed “symbiote” self with his usual terrifying panache. It’s no surprise then that he’ll be back, with screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who co-wrote the first film, in talks to write the script and executive-produce.
It remains to be seen exactly what the planned sequel will be about, but it’s probably a safe bet to say that Michelle Williams, who played Eddie’s former fiancée Anne Weying, will return.
And then there’s Woody Harrelson. The Cheers star made a surprise appearance in Venom‘s end credits scene wearing a red curly wig as convicted serial killer Cletus Kasady, who comic fans know becomes one of Venom’s most bloodthirsty foes when he bonds with a symbiote of his own and takes on the name Carnage.
The new film looks set to be a showdown between the two, now that Carlton Drake, a.k.a. Riot (a.k.a. Riz Ahmed), is out of the picture.
It’s expected to open in the fall of 2020, after Tom appears in Al Capone biopic Fonzo and (fingers crossed) another helping of Taboo.
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