Venom 2 just added an extra villain.
According to Variety, Moonlight star Naomie Harris will appear in the film as Spider-Man villain Shriek. She joins Tom Hardy, who plays lead character Eddie Brock. She will play a villain alongside Woody Harrelson, who is set to return as Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage.
First appearing in 1993's Spider-Man Unlimited #1, Shriek is a mutant with the ability to manipulate sound for offensive attacks, as well as manipulate a person's emotions to bring out their darker impulses. She recently reappeared in the lead-up to Marvel's ongoing Absolute Carnage event series.
Harris is no stranger to the genre, having appeared in films like 28 Days Later and Rampage. She has played Eve Moneypenny across several James Bond films, including Skyfall, Spectre and the upcoming No Time to Die. Her past credits also include Dinotopia, The Tomorrow People and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
With Venom director Ruben Fleischer working on Zombieland: Double Tap, Andy Serkis will be taking the reins as director on Venom 2. The film will see the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and Michelle Williams as Anne Weying. We also learned recently that Woody Harrelson will be back as Cletus Kasady from the post-credits scene of the first Venom, potentially setting up Carnage as the villain of the sequel.
Directed by Andy Serkis and starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Venom 2 does not yet have a release date.