POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD FOR VENOM 2 YOU’VE BEEN WARNED
HN Entertainment has learned some interesting new plot details from Sony sources about the upcoming Venom sequel currently filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England (stage location first reported by HN).
The following could be considered spoilers, given this does give a bit of the film away. Stop reading if you don’t want any part of the film spoiled.
In the film, Cletus Kasady (played by Woody Harrelson) is set be executed by the state of California for multiple murders committed and escapes Ravencroft Institute For The Criminally Insane alongside Frances Louise Barrison aka Skriek (reportedly played by Naomie Harris).
Barrison (Skriek confirmed for the film) is expected to be a fellow inmate at Ravencroft.
Whether or not Cletus already has the Carnage symbiote at this point in the film remains to be seen, but it sounds like he hasn’t transformed into the film’s big-bad just yet.
Cletus’ violent past as a child will also be explored in the film after Tom Hardy posted a photo of the remains of the orphanage (St. Estes Home For Boys) that Cletus burns down as a child.
We’ve learned that the reason for why Eddie Brock is at that orphanage. After some investigative reporting those 12 deaths from the fire will be uncovered as being the direct result of Cletus’ actions and adding to his already hefty body count.
This plot point likely has a lot to do with why Hardy ultimately deleted the set photo from his Instagram account.
It’s possible that after interviewing Cletus Kadasdy, Eddie was given information to investigate the fire. After exposing the new victims, Brock’s career as a journalist gets a massive boost and could potentially place on target on his back from the newly escaped Kasady.
I’m still curious how they’ll approach Skriek and if she’ll be similar to comic book counterpart or if she’ll end-up the feature film version of symbiote villainess Scream (given having similar villain names). The latter could make sense as Sony Pictures doesn’t have the rights to use mutant characters or their powers without the approval of Marvel, Skriek being a mutant could mean they might have to take liberties with the Sony movie version.
However, if Shriek has her power-set from the comics that could allow her to help Kasady escape Ravencroft.
While most of the production will be taking place in England, the setting of the film is still San Francisco, California and will be returning to the city to shoot exterior scenes at some point (as we’ve pointed out multiple times).
Andy Serkis is directing Venom 2 with a cast that includes Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock aka Venom, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying aka She-Venom, Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison aka Skriek, and The Irishman’s Stephen Graham in an undisclosed role.
The recently Morbius trailer revealed direct connections to the Spider-Man films with a cameo from Michael Keaton’s Vulture. While there have been rumblings about Spider-Man showing up in the Venom sequel that has yet to be confirmed.
I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if we see some threads from the Morbius film in Venom 2.
Venom 2 is officially set for release on October 2nd, 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT