Warning: This article contains spoilers for Venom 2
The director of Venom: Let There Be Carnage says the film 'definitely leaves the door open' for another sequel - with Stephen Graham potentially being right at the centre of it.
Andy Serkis - who steered the latest instalment of the Tom Hardy-led Sony franchise - told LADbible that Graham's character (frustrated cop Patrick Mulligan) might not be confined to just one film.
"If you look at the comics, Mulligan becomes Toxin - who goes on to be quite a significant symbiote," said Serkis.
"We'll see if that strand develops but it's an obvious place for the films to go. There are a lot of open ends by the time the film finishes."
One of those open ends is Venom's much-anticipated crossover into the MCU - as the post-credits scene sees Hardy's Eddy Brock transplanted into the multiverse - right at the time Tom Holland's Spider-Man is unmasked as Peter Parker at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Putting Venom - and Hardy - into the Marvel timeline with Holland's Spider-Man has already proved huge with MCU fans, but it also means the franchise can run in a number of different directions.
Serkis said he hadn't been in discussions about any Marvel projects just yet.
"Marvel is such a great family to work for - but it has so much spinning and moves so quickly that you just don't know which way it will go next," he said.
"That was the great thing about making Let There Be Carnage - it didn't feel like a sequel.
"It didn't feel like to had to be a three-hour epic.
"We wanted to keep it pacey, ramp up the comedy and really explore the odd couple dynamic with Brock and Venom."
As well as bringing Stephen Graham into the fold, Serkis said he was fulfilling a career dream by getting to work with Woody Harrelson - who plays supervillain Cletus Kasady.
"I was always such a big fan of him," he said.
"I remember seeing Natural Born Killers and just thinking it was one of the best films I'd ever seen. It still is now.
He plays that kind of character so well and when you see him as Cletus, it's almost an extension of that role."
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in UK cinemas now.
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