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A sequel to the blockbuster action film Venom is coming.
It's officially time for fans of the Marvel anti-hero to get excited after one of the writers has come out and confirmed a second movie is on its way.
Though he obviously couldn't go into the fine details about potential plot lines, when the film's co-writer Jeff Pinkner didn't hesitate in confirming what fans have been waiting to hear.
Really this should come as no surprise to anyone, with the original film - starring Hollywood A-Lister Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock (Venom) - raking in more than $850 million worldwide at the Box Office, it was one of the highest grossing films of the year.
And despite not exactly receiving critical acclaim, at the end of the day money talks so the studio's bosses are no doubt keen to milk this cash cow for all it's worth.
Speaking to Discussing Film, Pinkner said: "I can't say anything other than that it is happening."
But the interviewer didn't let things go that easily and pressed the writer on what audiences could expect from the new film.
Fans of the Venom will know that in the comic series he is closely related to another Marvel hero, Spider-Man, and naturally the writer was asked whether Peter Parker could make an appearance in any future release.
He said: "Without revealing anything that I'm not supposed to reveal, it is not impossible a future, slash upcoming Venom movie Spider-Man will play a significant role... I think it's fair to say that everyone involved would be very excited by a Spider-Man/Venom movie."
The post-credit scene in Venom also hinted at the possibility of a clash between Brock and Cletus Kassidy (Woody Harrelson), a psychopathic serial killer, who later becomes Carnage, a superhuman offspring symbiote of Venom.
But even if this happens, as it seems certain to, it doesn't close the door on a role for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
In the comics Venom has to team up with the anxiety-ridden teen in order to defeat the rampaging super-villain, which could be the perfect opportunity for Tom Holland to reprise his role, right?
Sony - who produced the original film - already adapted the backstory for Riot - played by Riz Ahmed - in the previous film, so there is no limit on where the next film could go or how characters could fit into the Venom world.