Sony and Spider-Man are a combination that fills most comic fans with dread, but in
We already knew that Sony was looking to expand further on its big Spider-Man villain Universe (not sure if there is an official name for it yet) with the likes of Morbius starring Jared Leto in development along with movies featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat. However, thanks to a new report from Variety, we can confirm that Venom 2 is now also officially in development, with screenwriter Kelly Marcel returning to write a script for the second film.
Marcel was not involved in the early stages of the first Venom
The report went on to further confirm that Tom Hardy will return as the anti-hero, as will Michelle Williams as Anne Weying and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. However, it appears that director Ruben Fleischer may not be able to return for the movie as he is committed to making Zombieland 2 and the schedules may not be able to align. That would be a pity as audiences would probably love to see Fleischer further expand on this movie, but it is also understandable as directing a movie takes a lot of preparation and involvement in pre and post-production, meaning that unless Sony is willing to
Not that Sony have set a release date for the sequel just yet. However, they will be wanting to capitalise on Venom’s success as soon as possible, so you can expect the next film to find its way to screens around 2020 or 2021 if they get their way.
Last Updated: January 8, 2019