ProductionWeekly has posted what could be a new tidbit about the upcoming Venom sequel currently titled Venom 2, as the studio will be using the working title Fillmore for the production and this could be a clue to the film’s setting.
For those unaware, Fillmore is a live music venue (has appeared in Marvel Comics) and neighborhood in San Francisco, California. This I would assume is a huge nod that the film will return to the same setting as the last movie.
The Fillmore East was the New York City venue (now a bank).
The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California. Built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the Fillmore Auditorium in 1954. It is in Western Addition, on the edge of the Fillmore District and Upper Fillmore neighborhood.
The only other real information we have is that Woody Harrelson will be playing serial killer Cletus Kassidy, who becomes the host to Venom’s spawn Carnage. A particularly nasty and hyper-violent Marvel Comics villain, a character that might be slightly held-back within a PG-13 rating.
Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams are also confirmed as reprising their roles.
Andy Serkis will direct with Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Kill Bill) is officially set as the film’s director of photography.
HN Entertainment exclusively reported that filming on Venom 2 will be taking place at Warner Bros. Studios Leadvensen, where Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and Men In Black: International recently shot in England.
I would assume that they’ll eventually have to shoot exterior shots in San Francisco eventually.
Filming is said to begin in November.
Some have simply assumed that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker would be a big part of the film after the news of the Sony/Marvel split, even though the film’s script was likely locked-in way before that and getting Holland to do a movie when he’s already set to make the Russo Brothers’ Cherry next would be a difficult feat.
I think all fans could hope for is possibly a cameo or button scene.
However, a Maximum Carnage event film down the road feels like the way to go as Venom, Spider-Man, Morbius, Black Cat, and others team-up against Carnage’s group of villains. Something that could certainly work in Sony’s favor with the splinter Spider-Man Cinematic Universe they’re developing.
Doing that here in Venom 2 doesn’t make a lot of sense as they’d have to rush casting and adding Spider-Man as a leading character would detract from the Venom/Carnage conflict that needs to be set up in this movie.
Sony Pictures has given the sequel a release date of October 2nd, 2020.
SOURCE: PRODUCTION WEEKLY