Naomie Harris in Talks to Play Villain Shriek in Venom 2!

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Naomie Harris in Talks to Play Villain Shriek in Venom 2!

Naomie Harris in talks to play villain Shriek in Venom 2!

Variety is reporting that Academy Award nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight, No Time to Die, Black and Blue) is currently in talks to play the villain Shriek in Venom 2 for Sony’s upcoming sequel.

Frances Barrison, aka Shriek, was first introduced in Spider-Man Unlimited No. 1 in May 1993. Her powers include sonic energy blasts, flight, and the ability to stir up dark and violent emotions in others. Shriek is the love interest and an accomplice of Carnage.

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Andy Serkis will direct Venom 2, marking his first foray in directing a comic book feature after appearing in two Marvel Studios movies. 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.

Tom Hardy will reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the film alongside Michelle Williams as Anne Weying. Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, was briefly introduced into the Venom movie franchise during the original film’s mid-credits scene that revealed Woody Harrelson as Venom’s archenemy. It was recently confirmed that Harrelson would be returning for the Venom sequel.

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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).

Venom 2 is currently slated for an October 2, 2020 release date.

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