Michelle Williams confirms return for Venom sequel
In a recent interview with Yahoo (via Comic Book), Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, My Week with Marilyn) has confirmed that she is set to reprise her role as Anne Weying in the sequel to Sony’s Venom. Williams will once again join Tom Hardy, returning as Eddie Brock.
Williams expressed how excited she is to be able to work with the sequel’s director Andy Serkis. “I’m such a fan of Andy’s, and I’m so inspired by what he’s been able to accomplish. He’s so gifted in such a specific way, and I’m very excited to learn from him and be around him.”
Serkis is known for his amazing motion-capture work in films such as Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Planet of the Apes series, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He has also appeared in Black Panther, King Kong, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Venom 2 will mark the third feature film Serkis will tackle as director following Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, which released on Netflix last year.
Venom amassed an enormous $855 million worldwide during its box office run despite negative reviews and a so-so response from fans (form your own opinion by picking the film up here). The first film teased a sequel by introducing Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson, during its closing credits.
Venom 2 is currently slated for an October 2, 2020 release date.