Venom 2’s coming and it’s going to be 'carnage' for the box office
Venom might not have been a critical success (it recieved just 29 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes). But the box office certainly didn't mind - the film raked in more than $855 million in the US alone.
Amy Pascal - the film producer behind Spider-Man and Venom films and former chairperson at Sony Pictures Entertainment has already confirmed a second Venom film is on the way, and that Tom Hardy will once again reprise his role as the titular anti-hero.
But now we know the Venom universe will go on as planned (there was speculation that Marvel would take back control of the franchise, in the same way it did Spider-Man) we have some pretty strong ideas about what the Venom sequel will entail.
For one, we have a strong suspicion that Woody Harrelson will be appearing too. At the end of Venom 1, the Marvel-staple after credits scene showed Eddy Brock in a prison talking to Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady.
If your Marvel knowledge doesn’t extend much beyond the MCU, you may have no clue who Kasady is. Well as Brock becomes Venom, Kasady becomes Carnage. An even bigger baddie than Venom in the comic series, with no chance of becoming an anti-hero.
“When I get out of here — and I will — there’s gonna be carnage,” Kasady promised.
People may not be all that pumped about a villain they’ve not heard of. So how about Spiderman appearing too? Pascal teased about possible Tom Holland appearances now that the Sony-Marvel confusing legal stuff is fizzling away.
“Everybody would love to see that,” she said. “You never know someday … it might happen. I can say that we’ve had a fantastic partnership and you never know what’s going to happen. We have a lot of stories to tell about Spider-Man, in every facet. We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything.”
There’s no doubt a second Venom film will hoover up money, anything with the name Marvel is bound to make a few hundred million. The question really is just how good will the sequel be and is Spiderman going to appear?