Even though there was no appearance by America’s favorite web-slinger withstanding, Actor Tom Hardy proved that his characters of Eddie Brock and his symbiote could more than tote the load in their solo outing of Venom. The box-office smash pretty much demanded a sequel, and now we have confirmation that it will indeed happen.
Having garnered an estimated $850 million at the box office, the movie pretty much has guaranteed that it is destined to become the next major franchise in a long line of comic book based movies. Riding on the back of Venom’s success is the soon to be seen Morbius, starring Jared Leto, the newest entry into Sony’s Marvel movies lineup that is rapidly picking up steam, and can pretty much owe it all to Venom.
Morbius has a rumored tentative release date in 2020, with another movie rumored to release in a locked down date of October 2020—and since we have a go on Venom 2 it is most probably the rumored movie later in the year. Reports state that Sony has brought Kelly Marcel back on board to pen the second entry into the franchisel. Marcel came in late in the process on the original movie to do some rewrites and will be head writer on the sequel.
Tom Hardy is signed on to return as the much loved Eddie Brock/Venom as well as Michelle Williams as Ann. What is really ramping up fans for this sequel is the return of Woody Harrelson as Carnage. Viewers only got a small snippet of his character at the end of the original movie, and are very eager to see just what the writers have in store for this character.
Going off the first film there are few scenarios that will come to pass in the sequel. Carnage will most assuredly make good on his threat at the end of the first movie. And, as seen in the first movie Ann was a viable symbiote host, as she for a short amount of time was She-Venom. Add in the fact that there is a lot of material to draw from the comic books and you see that this next one has all different paths it could follow. The one path we know sure though is that Venom 2 is a reality and as one of many fans of the movie, all I can say is 2020 can’t get here fast enough.
Will Venom 2 prove to be the hit that its predecessor Venom was?