Variety is exclusively reporting that Sony Pictures are developing a sequel to the Marvel antihero film Venom, with one of the original screenwriters, Kelly Marcel, returning to pen the screenplay.
The 2018 film focused on a spaceship belong to bioengineering corporation Life Foundation crashing back to Earth as it tries to bring back four symbiotic lifeforms they found during their secret mission. Investigative journalist Eddie Brock believes that the CEO Carlton Drake is shady and when he tries to take Drake down, he loses everything. As Eddie Brock attempts to revive his career by investigating the Life Foundation, he finds a way into the Life Foundation and bonds with an alien symbiote that gives superpowers to its host and communicates with him as it refers to itself as Venom.
While Venom was received negatively mostly amongst the critics, the film has been a box office hit, making over $855m worldwide. The report states that sources tell them that the studio may be looking for a new director as original director Ruben Fleischer will be directing the Zombieland sequel, pending on how fast Sony aim to get the Venom sequel into production. The sequel is expected to star Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson.