Movie Insiders Have Claimed Venom Sequel Will Introduce A Second Villain
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Venom was one of the most successful movies of 2018, raking in an impressive $850 million worldwide. It's unsurprising then, that a few months after its release, a sequel was confirmed.
While not much is known in terms of plot detail for Tom Hardy's second outing as Marvel's iconic anti-hero, fans are positively buzzing with excitement.
One of the latest whisperings in the world of comics is that the next instalment will see the introduction of a second villain to the mix.
But who? Well, according to Deadline, two sources close to the movie have 'confirmed' that Shriek will accompany Cletus Kasady - aka Carnage, to whom fans were introduced at the end of the first movie - in the hotly-anticipated sequel.
And while Sony refused to comment on speculation at such an early stage of production, Deadline reckons this would be the most logical choice - as she is the love interest of Carnage in the comics.
However, if that isn't exciting enough, just get a load of this. The director of the first Venom movie, Ruben Fleischer, says it is only a matter of time before Spidey makes an appearance.
According to Fandom, he said: "That's where it's all going to lead, and that's the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom... in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren't able to that.
"And so the thing I think it's building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other."
Whether Tom Hardy will share a scene with Tom Holland in the next Venom movie remains to be seen, but it's good to know it's being discussed. It's also good to know that Hardy will definitely be reprising his role as Eddie Brock in the sequel.
Because, let's face it, if he wasn't it wouldn't really be worth it, would it?
The new film will also see a change of director, with Andy Serkis - or Gollum, to you and I - taking over the reins and Fleischer said he was 'kinda happy' to relinquish the role to him.
When asked if he would have changed anything about Venom, he said: "If anything, I would have changed the critics' reaction to it. I was really bummed that people didn't like it because it's a crowd-pleasing movie and I'm not sure if there was just blow-back against Sony or people just worship Marvel.
"But I was really surprised that the critics were gunning for it because audiences really enjoyed the movie. And so many people who've seen it just appreciated that it was a fun superhero movie. So I was a little surprised. I don't know what they were expecting.
"I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over. And I'm excited to see what he does with it."