MovieWeb is reporting that actor Woody Harrelson will reprise his role as Cletus Kasady in Venom 2.
It was assumed that he would be returning, but the sequel’s cinematographer, Robert Richardson, has just confirmed it’s officially happening. It was recently revealed that motion capture master Andy Serkis will be taking on the directorial duties this time around and that star Tom Hardy had some input in the screenwriting process. It’s Hardy’s hope that Venom 2 will be able to land an R-rating, which the first installment was not able to do.
Richardson has been attached to a number of movies over the past few years, including Ben Affleck’s take on The Batman. After that very-public fallout, the cinematographer expressed his desire to make a comic book movie. Venom 2 has given Richardson his wish.
He had this to say about the Venom sequel: “They sent me a script and I felt like, yeah, I would say yes anyway to Andy (Serkis) just because I would say yes to Andy, but I also think it’s a great… I think it’s unexplored yet, and it’s going to explode, and this film, I think, will help it explode, because you have a remarkable central character with Venom. But now you’ve got Woody Harrelson, who’s going to obviously make his own little entrance here…”
It’s believed that Harrelson will be taking on the role of Carnage, which is what Marvel fans have been waiting for.