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||[Jan. 8th, 2019|09:34 am]
NEWS! Venom Sequel Officially in Works, Kelly Marcel Returning to Pen Script
• Sony Pictures has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, to pen the script to the VENOM sequel.
• Sources close to the negotiation tell Variety that Marcel’s deal was a significant one. She will also executive produce the follow-up, which will see Tom Hardy return as the eponymous symbiote. Marcel was also a producer on the first pic.
• Venom grossed a massive $855 million worldwide. The news comes after the studio recently dated an untitled Marvel sequel for October 2020. Comic-book enthusiasts put the pieces together to assume that slot was for “Venom 2.”
• Michelle Williams is expected to rejoin Hardy, as is Woody Harrelson, who will portray Carnage in the sequel.
• A director has not been set yet, though sources say the studio might look for a new filmmaker as “Venom” helmer Reuben Fleischer will be busy shooting the sequel to Sony’s “Zombieland.”
• Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will return as producers.