Sony’s Venom 2 will include fellow Spider-Man villain Shriek in addition to Carnage.
Deadline reports the sound-manipulating supervillain Shriek will make her big-screen debut in the sequel to the Tom Hardy film. “Right now the role is not filled, the net is cast wide toward many kinds of actresses,” a source said when discussing the casting process, with filmmakers “looking mostly at unknowns right now.”
It’s unclear how Shriek will be incorporated into the story of Venom 2, and Sony declined to comment on Deadline’s report, stating the movie’s still too early in development to confirm Shriek’s involvement. Venom 2 is reportedly set to begin filming early next year ahead of the, as yet unconfirmed, October 2020 release date (Sony’s set the date aside, but hasn’t confirmed it’s for Venom 2).
First appearing in 1993’s Spider-Man Unlimited #1, Shriek is a criminally insane mutant with the ability to manipulate sound who becomes romantically involved with the deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady/villainous symbiote Carnage. Since the movie is still being developed, it’s unclear how Shriek will be included in Venom 2. However, it seems incredibly likely her romantic relationship with Cletus Kasady will come into play considering Harrelson confirmed his return as Carnage in Venom 2. And since Carnage is expected to be the main villain, it’s possible Shriek will serve as a secondary villain/sidekick to Harrelson’s character.
How Venom 2 incorporates Shriek and who will be cast in the role – if it remains part of the film as production continues – remains to be seen. But with filming set to kick off next year, fans are sure to learn more about the sequel ahead of the release of Venom 2.
Directed by Andy Serkis and starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Venom 2 does not yet have a release date.