Deadline is exclusively reporting that Stephen Graham is the latest name to join the cast of the upcoming Venom sequel at Sony Pictures.
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.
The film teased the antagonist for the sequel with Woody Harrelson appearing in the post-credits scene as Cletus Kasady, who in the comics is a character that merges with a symbiote to become Carnage.
The report states that the role Stephen Graham (whose credits include The Irishman and Boardwalk Empire) could be playing is currently being kept under wraps.
Sony recently dated an untitled Marvel sequel for October 2020, which could potentially be Venom 2.