VENOM Sequel Is Delayed Until 2021

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Due to the coronavirus global pandemic, It’s no surprise that most movies have been either pushed back a few months or even an entire year. But when those films were already set to drop later in this year it’s a little bit surprising.

VENOM:LET THERE BE CARNAGE,” the sequel to Sony’s 2018 superhero blockbuster, has now delayed its big screen debut. The Tom Hardy starring sequel was expected to hit theaters Oct. 2, 2020 but now will instead launch eight months later on June 25, 2021.

This may not be a bad move for the movie. Granted the original VENOM debuted in October and the sequel was following suit. This now allows for  the film to be amongst the summer blockbuster list of 2021.

Andy Serkis takes over the directing chair from Ruben Fleischer for the follow-up to “VENOM,” which sees Tom Hardy once again bond with the alien symbiote known as Venom. The sequel will also feature the return of  Michelle Williams and added on will b, Reid Scott, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kassidy aka Carnage.

Academy Award Winner Naomie Harrie In Talks To Play Shriek In VENOM 2

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Earlier this week it was announced that Sony pictures was going to be adding another villain to the Andy Serkis directed sequel, VENOM 2. It was said that casting had begun for the role but not it is being revealed as to whom is in contention.

According to Variety, Academy Award winner, Naomie Harris is in talks to talk on the role of Woody Harrelson’s, Carnage’s girlfriend, Shriek.  If the casting becomes official the duo will more than likely pair up to take on Tom Hardy in the title character role.

Michelle Williams is also said to be reprising her role as Anne Weyling for the film as well.

VENOM 2 Adds Another Villain To Give The Anti-Hero Trouble

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We already know that Carnage played by Woody Harrelson will be the main villain in the Andy Serkis directed sequel VENOM 2. Now we are finding out that symbiote wielding serial killer will have company.

Shriek from the comics has been incorporated into the plot of the Venom sequel which due in theaters on Oct. 2, 2020. This makes perfect sense because of Shriek’s history  as the sonic-powered accomplice and romantic interest of serial killer Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. It will be interesting to see the two of them torment Tom Hardy’s anti-hero, Venom

A little bit of backstory on Shriek she was a drug dealer named Frances Barrison  who became the volatile Shriek after severe trauma allow her latent mutant powers to emerge. In the comics, those powers include sonic energy blasts, flight, and the ability to stir up dark and violent emotions in others.

 

Andy Serkis OFFICIALLY Set To Direct Venom 2

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It was recently mentioned that Andy Serkis one of a few notable directors who were up for the job of helming the sequel to the success Sony Pictures, VENOM. Now it is official that Serkis will be directing the anti-hero sequel starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an out on his luck who is bonded with an alien symbiote that gives him superhuman abilities.

Serkis was among a handful of filmmakers that met with Sony earlier this month, a group that included “Bumblebee” helmer Travis Knight and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” Rupert Wyatt. Ruben Fleischer directed the first movie in 2018, but isn’t returning as he is in post-production on the studio’s ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP. Sony is hoping to begin production on the sequel this fall.

Even though Andy Serkis is Best known for his performance capture work in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Planet of the Apes” movies, Serkis has started moving behind the camera in recent years, most recently directing Netflix’s “Jungle Book” spinoff “Mowgli.” His other filmmaking credits include “Breathe” starring Andrew Garfield and Felicity Jones. He also is no stranger to the superhero world having played Uylsses Klaue in both  AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON  and BLACK PANTHER.

THE MAD TITAN PODCAST – Episode 35

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It’s the 35th addition of The Mad Titan Podcast and this time the resident super villain, Jay Washington is joined by stand up comedian, actor and more B.T. Kingsley.

B.T and Jay talk about growing up nerdy and having friends discover your nerdness in later years, their journeys through standup comedy thus far and get into a LOT of nerd news with the Marvel and DC live action and cinematic universes.

The two talk about the news of Marvel Studios looking to cast a transgender actress, what does the news wave of diversity in tv/ film and comic books mean & how to “do it the right way”. they also get into who may be directing the Venom sequel (why Jay is not a fan of it), the Cloak and Dagger/Runaways crossover, Joker debuting in film festivals and so much more.

They also take calls from The Mad Titan Podcast hotline 811-276-6947 and emails from madtitanpodcast@gmail.com

It truly is barbershop talk for nerds so sit back relax and enjoy the convo.

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Andy Serkis In Talks To Possibly Direct VENOM 2

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With SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME crossing the $1 billion worldwide gross line it seems that the executives at Sony are now even more eager to get the sequel to VENOM starring Tom Hardy rocking and rolling.

Sony is currently trying to find out who will helm the film starring Tom Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock who becomes bonded with an alien symbiote that endows him with superhuman abilities. Ruben Fleischer directed the first film but will not return for the sequel as he is currently in post-production on ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP and Sony would like to begin filming in the fall.

Those in the mix for the directorial task with Andy Serkis, who directed MOWGLI:LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE, Travis Knight, director of BUMBLEBEE and Rupert Wyatt  who directed RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and most recently CAPTIVE STATE.

Nothing is official as of now but as more news develops stay tuned here.