Filming officially begins on Sony Pictures’ Venom sequel
Academy Award-nominated actor Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) has revealed in a now deleted Instagram post (via Comic Book) that filming has already begun for Sony Pictures’ forthcoming Venom 2, which is the highly-anticipated follow-up to the 2018 blockbuster anti-hero film. Directed by Andy Serkis, the Marvel film is slated to hit the theaters on October 2, 2020.
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. Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (Moonlight) was also reportedly in talks to play the role of villain Shriek, who is Carnage’s love interest and accomplice.
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).