Venom 2 Eyeing Naomi Harris For Villain Role

It's "Shriek," not "Shrek."

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Venom 2 is moving forward and beginning to cast for the 2020 film. Recently, it was revealed that Carnage wouldn't be the only villain for the sequel, and now, Sony is eyeing someone for the role of Shriek.

And the actor in question is Naomi Harris, according to Variety. The 28 Days Later and Spectre star is reportedly in talks to jump aboard Sony's franchise based on Marvel Comics characters. If she signs on, Harris would be joining the returning Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasaday--who will more than likely be showing up as Carnage.

Andy Serkis will be directing, and Venom 1's Kelly Marcel will be writing and executive producing the sequel as well.

Venom 2 is headed to theaters on October 2, 2020, and principal photography begins next year. There hasn't been any details on the specific plot yet as, as it's still early in production. However, the comic book story Maximum Carnage follows Kasaday--bonded with the Carnage symbiote--escaping from a maximum security prison alongside Shriek, creating a family of murders. Alongside other Spider-Man villains like Doppelganger, Demogoblin, and Carrion, the family goes on a killing spree, and it's up to Spider-Man, Venom, and other Marvel heroes to stop them.

Don't expect Tom Holland's Spider-Man to pop into this movie though, as Sony and Marvel both worked out a deal to keep the webslinger in the MCU, for now. Hopefully, Hardy's Venom gets some help along the way. Considering Sony is currently making a Morbius movie starring Jared Leto, maybe the living vampire and Venom could team up.

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