After the insane international success of Venom, there was little doubt that a sequel would be coming.
Variety reports that Kelly Marcel, one of the three credited screenwriters on the first film, has been tapped to get started on the follow-up to the almost $900 million hit.
There’s no word what exactly the sequel will entail, but it will very likely have something to do with Eddie Brock/Venom (Tom Hardy) showing down with Cletus Kasady/Carnage (Woody Harrelson) as teased by the first film’s mid-credit scene.
Michelle Williams is also expected to return, though director Ruben Fleischer, who has the Zombieland sequel coming out later this year, is still a wild card.
Variety says a new director is likely to come on board.
Before she co-wrote Venom, Marcel was best known for adapting Fifty Shades of Grey, writing for the Fox sci-fi show Terra Nova, and co-writing Disney’s Mary Poppins drama, Saving Mr. Banks.