When Venom came to a close, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) came face-to-face with Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) and all of his curly red-haired glory. The vicious criminal gave us the oh-so-very subtle tease of his future as the super villain Carnage in this comic book universe (which may or may not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?) with the line, “When I get out of here, and I will, there’s gonna be carnage.” Now it seems we have confirmation of the character’s escape in the first Venom 2 set photo, as revealed by Venom star Tom Hardy himself. Read More »
Stephen Graham, who can currently be seen stealing scenes with his tiny shorts in The Irishman, is joining the Venom 2 cast. There’s no word on who Graham might be playing, but he’ll be starring alongside Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, and Naomie Harris. Andy Serkis is helming the sequel, which will bring back everyone’s favorite big-tongued goo monster.
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The other day word broke that the Venom 2 cast was adding another villain alongside Woody Harrelson‘s Carnage: Shriek, a character who is Carnage’s love interest in the comics. Now we know who will be playing the character (probably): Naomie Harris. Harris is in talks to join the film opposite Harrelson, Tom Hardy, and Michelle Williams, with Andy Serkis directing. Read More »
Venom may have been flogged by critics to the tune of 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it landed perfectly fine with audiences, landing a score of 80% from users on the review aggregation site and raking in over $856 million at the worldwide box office. As expected, Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel, and if the original film’s director Ruben Fleischer is to be believed, they’re on their way to a crossover with Venom meeting Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More »
You can’t wreak carnage without a little Shriek. Quite literally in the case of the Venom sequel, which has just added a second villain to join Woody Harrelson‘s bewigged Carnage. The end credits of Sony’s surprise 2018 hit Venom heavily pointed to Carnage as the main Venom 2 villain, but reports have emerged that Carnage will be joined by his frequent comic book partner in crime (and in love), Shriek.
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When acclaimed cinematographer Robert Richardson signed on to shoot Venom 2, lots of people (including yours truly) were surprised. Richardson, who shot Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, along with several other Quentin Tarantino films, hasn’t filmed a superhero movie before, and in a new interview, he explains what drew him to Venom 2. He also seemingly confirms that Woody Harrelson will be back. No word on Woody Harrelson’s awful Venom wig, though.
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It’s becoming apparent that unlike the first Venom, Venom 2 is going to at least try to be a good movie. Andy Serkis has been brought in to direct, and now master cinematographer Robert Richardson has come on board as well. Richardson’s credits include JFK, Casino, and all of Quentin Tarantino’s movies from Kill Bill onward (except Death Proof). You can rest assured that no matter how Venom 2 turns out, it’s going to look amazing. Read More »
Hot on the heels of news that Andy Serkis will be stepping behind the camera for the sequel to the surprise comic book movie hit Venom, we have word on at least one returning cast member joining Tom Hardy for another round of symbiote action.
Michelle Williams, who was a perplexing but welcome addition to the first Venom movie, has confirmed that she will be back for the sequel. Does that mean Venom 2 will end up having She-Venom come back for some more smooching with Eddie Brock? We can only hope that’s the case, if only to give the internet more weird things to think about for a little while. Read More »
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Last week, the director search for Venom 2 was narrowed down to three. Andy Serkis was prematurely announced by star Tom Hardy on Instagram. Now it’s official: Andy Serkis will direct the Venom sequel. Serkis was on a Television Critics Association panel for FX’s miniseries A Christmas Carol, so reporters were able to ask Serkis about directing Venom 2.
Since Serkis just signed on to direct this week, it’s not surprising that his answers at this point are a tad vague. He did answer several questions before moving on to A Christmas Carol, so let’s dive into his visual plans, his history with Tom Hardy, and his approach to directing, as well as Serkis’ thoughts on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings streaming series.
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Update: It’s official – Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2 for Sony, via The Hollywood Reporter. Beyond the news that he’s locked down the gig, no other details are available at this time.
Sony Pictures is on the hunt for a Venom 2 director, and the studio recently met with three high-profile contenders for the job.
Rupert Wyatt, who directed the surprisingly great Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is in talks, and he’s competing with Bumblebee helmer Travis Knight as well as Andy Serkis, the actor who portrayed the villainous Ulysses Klaue in Marvel Studios’ Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s what we know.
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