Venom 2 may have just found its central villain. Reports from around the web are stating that Sony is eyeing Naomie Harris to the role of “Shriek” in the upcoming Andy Serkis directed sequel. For those unaware, Shriek is a love interest to Spider-Man villain Carnage in the Marvel comics. Carnage has all but been confirmed for Venom 2, what with Woody Harrelson playing Cletus Kasady in the original and returning for 2.
Whether or not this pans out, Harris would be a solid pick. She’s already had some experience with action films (Pirate of the Caribbean, Skyfall), not to mention her recent nomination for an Academy Award in Moonlight. Her casting would bring some extra clout to this sequel, which still doesn’t have a release date. Many are speculating an October 2020 release, though Sony has been mum on the details.