The picture for Venom 2 is slowly starting to come into focus and the villain situation just got twice as deadly. Not only is the sequel going to bring Carnage into the fold, but it’s come to light that Shriek will also be getting in on the action. This means Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock will certainly have his hands full during his second solo outing.
According to a new report, Shriek will be included in Venom 2, however, the casting process is still underway, so there’s no word on who will be playing her just yet. Shriek, in the pages of Marvel Comics, is the girlfriend of Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, who will be played by Woody Harrellson in the sequel. Harrellson made a cameo appearance during a post-credit scene in the first Venom. Shriek initially appeared in the pages of Spider-Man Unlimited #1, which was part of the Maximum Carnage storyline. It’s worth noting that Maximum Carnage remains one of Marvel’s most beloved crossover events in history and sees Spider-Man, amongst others, teaming up with Venom to take down the murderous villain.
Plot details for Venom 2 are currently being kept under wraps. We know that Tom Hardy will return, as will Michelle Williams as Anne Weying. Given the double trouble in the villain department, it’s certainly possible we could see some more She-Venom action this time around. Motion-capture extraordinaire Andy Serkis (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) has been tapped to direct. Ruben Fleischer helmed the first movie, but his commitments with Zombieland: Double Tap made it difficult for him to return to the director’s chair for the follow-up.