Venom 2 is co-produced by Columbia Pictures in collaboration with Marvel, an upcoming American superhero movie based on the Marvel cartoon character Venum.. Distributed by Sony Pictures Release, it is intended to be the third film in the Sony Marvel Universe and the sequel to Venom (2018). The film is directed by Andy Serkis from a script by Kelly Marcel, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris.
Plans for a Venom sequel began during the production of that movie, with the cast of Harrelson making a brief appearance as Cletus Kasady at the end of Venom with the intention of portraying the role of villain in a possible sequel. The work started in January 2019, with Marcel and the main cast confirmed to return. Serkis was hired in August and filming began in November at Leavesden Studios in England.
Venom 2 is scheduled for release in the United States on October 2, 2020.
Venom 2 Movie Cast
- Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom: An investigative journalist who is host to an alien symbiote imbued with superhuman abilities and a violent alter ego: Venom.
- Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady / Carnage: a serial killer who also houses an alien symbiote.
- Michelle Williams as Anne Weying: District Attorney and Eddie’s ex-girlfriend.
- Reid Scott as Dan Lewis: Anne’s doctor and friend.
- Naomie Harris as Shriek: Kasady’s love interest.
- Additionally, Stephen Graham has been cast for an undisclosed role.
Venom 2 Movie Production :
During the long development of the 2018 Venom movie, the Carnage character was expected to appear as an antagonist. Poison. Director Ruben Fleischer felt that leaving Venom’s most formidable villain for a sequel would give the franchise “a place to go” and would be a natural next step, so Carnage’s alter ego Cletus Kasady was featured in a Intermediate credits scene at the end of The First Movie with the intention of presenting it in a sequel. Fleischer wanted to play Woody Harrelson on paper, feeling there was a “natural connection” between the character and Harrelson’s performance in Natural Born Killers (1994), and asked Harrelson as the couple discussed a sequel to their movie Zombieland ( 2009). After meeting with Fleischer and Tom Hardy, who plays Brock and Venom, for dinner, Harrelson agreed to take on the role. Harrelson described his decision as a dice roll, as he was unable to read a script for the sequel before signing. The First Movie In August 2018, prior to Venom’s release, Hardy confirmed that he had signed on to star in two sequels.
In late November 2018, Sony gave a release date of October 2, 2020 to an untitled Marvel sequel believed to be Venom 2, which would place the film in the same release period as the first Venom; Box office analysts believed by then that Venom had been successful enough to ensure a sequel would be made. A month later, Venom writer Jeff Pinkner confirmed that a sequel was “happening,” but was not involved in writing it at the time. He reiterated this, saying he couldn’t talk about a sequel, but he saw the first movie when Brock and Venom “got together. So there’s a natural evolution from that to [a sequel where it’s] like, well, now, what is it like to live “together? It’s like a romantic relationship.” In January Kelly Marcel signed a “significant” agreement with Sony to write and the executive produces the sequel after also working on the script for the first film. This marked the official start of work on the film for the studio, and was revealed along with confirmation that Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal have returned as producers. Hardy and Harrelson were also expected to return for the sequel, along with Michelle Williams in the role of Brock’s ex-girlfriend, Anne Weying. No director was confirmed for the film, with Sony considering replacing Fleischer due to his commitments to Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), though he still intended to participate in Venom 2.
In late July 2019, Sony expected filming to begin that November and had met with several candidates to replace Fleischer as director as he was still completing work on Zombieland: Double Tap at the time; The directors the studio met with include Andy Serkis, Travis Knight, and Rupert Wyatt. Sony was also interested in Rupert Sanders directing the film, but that “didn’t work.” Serkis confirmed in early August that he had discussed the project with Sony and that it was “potentially something that could happen,” shortly before he was officially hired to direct the film. Serkis was hired in part because of his experience working with CGI and motion capture technology as an actor and director.
In September 2019, it was revealed that Hutch Parker joined the sequel as a producer several months earlier. A friend of Sony Pictures President Tom Rothman, Parker previously served as the producer of several Marvel-based films produced by 20th Century Fox. At the time, Reid Scott was also due to reprise his role in the first film. In mid-October, Fleischer stated that he was happy to let Serkis take over the franchise after the first movie’s negative critical reaction, believing that critics had unfairly treated the “movie that pleased the crowd,” possibly Due to bias against Sony and towards rival Marvel Studios superhero movies By then, the character Shriek was expected to appear in the sequel as a love interest for Carnage and the film’s supporting villain. Casting for the character was underway, and the field for the role was expanding at the time with many different actresses being seen for the role. Several days later, Naomie Harris entered into negotiations to join the film as Shriek.
Principal photography began on November 15, 2019, at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England under the working title Fillmore. Robert Richardson serves as cinematographer on the film, meeting Serkis after working together on Breathe (2017). In December, it was confirmed that Harris had joined the film when Stephen Graham was cast for an undisclosed role. Tolmach stated that there was a chance the sequel could be rated R after the success of Joker (2019) with similar R-ratings, as well as from previously successfully ranked comic book movies like Deadpool (2016) and Logan (2017). However, Tolmach cautioned that the PG-13 rating of the first Venom had led to box office success and that they would not seek to change the tone of the franchise simply because it had worked for others. It was that fans loved the relationship between Brock and Venom, and the sequel would focus more on the two characters together because of this.
Hardy revealed that filming in England was completed on February 8, 2020. Production was expected to move to San Francisco.
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