Sony Pictures is already putting together a sequel to the hit Spider-Man spinoff “Venom.” Tom Hardy is expected to return to the franchise, and according to Variety, one of the original screenwriters is also returning for the big follow up. That writer is Kelly Marcel, and she will be writing the script for “Venom 2,” or whatever Sony ends up calling the sequel.
The original “Venom” film released in October 2018 and the project made over $80M on opening weekend. The movie had the highest opening on record for the month and went on to make over $855M worldwide for Sony Pictures. The sequel is also expected to launch in October but in the year 2020.
While Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson are expected to return for the sequel, it’s unclear right now if Ruben Fleischer will return to direct. Sony Pictures has been quiet lately on the production of the sequel, so we might have to wait a few more months before getting any confirmation from the studio.
Another film from Sony Pictures had a big week this week, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” won a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Animated category. It’s a big win for Sony Pictures, taking the win in a category that is usually dominated by Disney. That project was another instant hit for Sony Pictures, bringing in $35M on opening weekend before going on to make over $255M worldwide. Unlike “Venom,” the reviews for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” were almost all glowing. The film currently sits with a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes, with a 94% rating from audiences. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” featured the voice talents of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, and Zoe Kravitz.
While we just had an explosion of Spider-Man content over the last few months, fans will have a long wait before “Spider-Man: Far From Home” hits theaters. That project, directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jake Gyllenhaal, will hit theaters in July of this year.