But it also scored $855 million at the global box office, and money doesn't lie. That's only $25 million less than Marvel Studios' own Spider-Man: Homecoming, which certainly proves that audiences are hungry for more Spider-Man related content, even if the web-slinger doesn't appear in it.
The new venom will have numerous same people behind it. Tom Hardy will return as Venom/Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams will reprise her role as his love interest Anne Weying. What's more is that Michelle Williams is expected to return as well, with Woody Harrelson locked in to portray Carnage, who'll act as the pic's main villain. The studio has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, to pen to script. The first film was helmed by Reuben Fleischer.
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By the sound of it, he knows what the fans want from Venom and inviting him to take a more active role in the sequel's creation would be a smart move, no matter who the director is.
It's not quite official, but industry insiders are pegging the likely release date of the Venom sequel (think it will be called Venom: Carnage?) as October of 2020, which would match the release window of the original.
On the back of Sony announcing an October 2020 slot for an upcoming sequel without a title, they've now confirmed that that movie will indeed be Venom 2.