It’s been revealed that the ally of Carnage will feature in the Venom sequel, as Maximum Carnage adaptation rumours continue to circulate.

We reported yesterday that the director of 2018’s Venom, Ruben Fleischer felt that the film should have been more accepted by critics given its sizeable success at the box office. Fleischer may not be helming the follow-up (Andy Serkis has taken over, with a 2020 release date planned,) but if the casting news continues in the same vein, Sony could find themselves with another huge financial haul.

Why? It was reported yesterday (by Deadline) that the sonic-powered mutant, Shriek, will appear in the Venom follow up.

The character is a long-time companion of Carnage, who appeared briefly in the first film, played by Woody Harrelson. Interestingly, the three characters’ most high-profile appearance within the same story was in the pages of Marvel Comics’ 90s crossover event, Maximum Carnage, which featured a whole slew of Marvel characters (including some that are presently in the Sony Marvel Universe and some that currently reside in the Marvel Cinematic Universe).

Naturally, the popular original story featured Spider-man at its core too. Rumours of a crossover event which may see Spider-man swing into Sony’s Marvel universe or perhaps even see Venom enter the MCU have been swirling for some time now. Newly-minted Marvel Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Feige, did little to dispel them whilst announcing a deal between the two companies to keep Spidey in the MCU, stating “he [Spider-Man] 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.”

Whilst the report regarding Shriek featuring in the upcoming Venom sequel hasn’t been confirmed by Sony, Deadline says that two sources close to the project have confirmed it and that they are currently looking for unknown actors to fill the part. More news as we have it.

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