It won’t just be Carnage who squares up to Tom Hardy’s Venom in the upcoming sequel. According to Deadline, Sony is looking to add Shriek to the mix as the film barrels toward production.

Shriek is often portrayed as Carnage’s romantic interest, so the two could make for a dynamic and dangerous duo. In the comics, she possesses sonic powers and the ability to fire focused blasts.

Seeing as the first Venom movie already teased Carnage, Shriek’s inclusion makes sense. Perhaps she breaks him out of prison? That’s just speculation on our part.

There’s no word on who will play Shriek, but Deadline reports Sony is currently mulling it over. Apparently, the list of candidates for the role has expanded as of late, rather than narrowed. Sony is reportedly looking to hire an unknown actress.

Tom Hardy is expected to return to the sequel, with Andy Serkis in the director’s chair. No release date has been set for Venom 2, though Sony currently has an open slot for October 2, 2020.

SOURCE: Deadline