Tom Hardy’s Venom, released back in 2018, was a major hit at the box office.
The post-credit scenes left a major cue for its sequel and now the news is confirmed for the sequel by the producer, Amy Pascal.
Venom 2 is now official!
Recently in an interview with Fandango, Amy Pascal confirmed the upcoming Venom sequel and how the first film succeeded.
“I can say that Tom Hardy will be back, magnificently playing that character as no one else can…Sony did a great job creating that franchise and giving it a life and giving it its own world.
Then there’s Tom Hardy. When you think of Venom, you’ll never be able to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting in that bathtub of lobsters. And once you saw Tom Hardy do this character, that’s all you needed to know.”
After initially expressing hesitation at crossing over the two franchises, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently commented the door is indeed open for the Marvel Cinematic universe to cross over with Sony’s and that the ball is now in the studio’s court, to which Pascal teased they may run with.
“Everybody would love to see that. You never know someday… it might happen. We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything, Every movie we ever do! He needs to be in every movie that I ever work on!”
Venom amassed an enormous $855 million worldwide during its box office run despite negative reviews and a so-so response from fans.
The closing credit scenes in the movie teased by introducing Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson.
Rumors suggest that Tom Hardy will reprise his role again in the sequel along with co-star Michelle Williams.
Still, we aren’t confirmed about the director of the film, as earlier it was Ruben Fleischer.
Meanwhile, news surpassed recently about the crossover of Spidey and Venom.
Venom screenwriter Jeff Pinker said in December that it is “not impossible” for Spider-Man to appear in a future film, while Keven Feige recently said it would probably be up to Sony to bring the two characters together.
For now, at the very least, fans can look forward to seeing more of Tom Hardy’s portrayal of the Symbiote anti-hero.
Venom in Comics
In Comics, the creature appeared first in Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984. A year later, the creature merged with Eddie Brock, forming the antihero, Venom.
More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.
Sony Pictures looks like having plans to integrate with Jackpot, Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and Silver Sable in a way to get their own movie.
Morbius the Living Vampire has Jared Leto in the leading role and is currently being filmed in Atlanta, Georgia for a July 31, 2020 release date.
The Venom sequel is currently slated for an October 2, 2020 release date