TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 8, 2019
Once Venom smashed October box office records to open with $80 million dollars, we knew that they'd get around to greenlighting a sequel eventually. Then the film amassed over $850 million worldwide, becoming the 66th highest grossing film of all-time internationally, and the lack of a sequel announcement became rather conspicuous.
Well, that day has finally come, as Variety is reporting that a sequel is officially underway with the first film's scribe Kelly Marcel returning to write the sequel's script. Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson are all expected to return, with Harrelson's character Cletus Kasady taking on the role of Carnage as he promised in the first film's mid-credits sequence.
The big question mark is whether director Ruben Fleischer will return and a lot of that has to do with how quickly Sony wants this flick in theaters. He is currently re-teaming with Harrelson for a long overdue sequel to 2009's Zombieland, which means that Sony may be looking for a new director to get this thing in theaters as soon as possible.
So long as Woody and that terrible Carrot Top wig are back, I couldn't care less about anything else. The man can do no wrong, no matter how terrible the wig may be that they slap on him. Venom is available now on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD.