Exclusive: We at the GWW have gotten some eyebrow-raising information on the sequel to Sony’s ‘Venom.’ So, here it is: Tom Holland might appear in ‘Venom 2’ as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
However, while Holland is currently in talks for a cameo in ‘Venom 2,’ this info comes from a casting breakdown. So, keep in mind that negotiations are still going on and it is possible a deal may not be made. Therefore, there is a chance that Holland does not end up in the movie.
There are two factors to consider here, with the first being the fact that it is unclear what version of Spider-Man would appear in this film. While it could be the Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who is played by Holland, it could also be an alternate Peter Parker entirely (who just happens to be Tom Holland). Since Marvel Studios is not producing this movie, it is quite possible this Spider-Man in ‘Venom 2’ has nothing to do with the MCU.
The second factor is contingent on the first. So, if the MCU’s Spider-Man appears in ‘Venom 2,’ does that make the first and second ‘Venom’ films canon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? This is also unclear, but at the same time unlikely given what we do know.
Back in September, when a new deal was made to get Spider-Man back in the MCU, Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige had this to say:
“Spider-Man is a powerful icon and hero whose story crosses all ages and audiences around the globe. He also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.”
Therefore, not only is the jury is still out on what kind of Spider-Man will be incorporated into ‘Venom 2,’ if a deal closes for Holland, it does not seem likely the ‘Venom’ films will be canon to the MCU.
Meanwhile, Tom Hardy (‘The Revenant,’ ‘Dunkirk’) will reprise his roles of both Eddie Brock and the titular character Venom. Michelle Williams (‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Fosse/Verdon’) and Woody Harrelson (‘True Detective,’ ‘The Highwaymen’) are both coming back as well, for Anne Weying and Cletus Kasady/Carnage respectively. Naomie Harris (‘Moonlight,’ ‘Black and Blue’) will play Shriek, the sonic-powered accomplice and romantic interest of Carnage. Stephen Graham (‘Rocketman,’ ‘The Irishman’) is also onboard the cast, in an unknown role.
Moreover, Andy Serkis (‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,’ ‘Breathe’) will be directing this time around, replacing Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer. The screenplay is from returning screenwriter Kelly Marcel (‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’).
Further, filming is currently underway in Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, England. Principal photography will wrap sometime in February.
The still-untitled sequel is set to release on October 2, 2020.
Jacob Tyler contributed to this article.