Hide the lobsters, Venom is coming back for seconds. A follow-up to the comic-book blockbuster starring Tom Hardy is in the works, according to Variety, with Sony bringing back writer Kelly Marcel to pen the sequel script and act as executive producer. Tom Hardy is expected to be back in the title role for Venom sequel.
A white-hot October at the box office is about to end, and the film that started that success, Sony’s “Venom,” just passed a major milestone with over $508 million grossed worldwide after four weekends in theaters. If compared to other superhero films, this doesn’t seem like an impressive milestone, as every Marvel Cinematic Universe film since 2012 has crossed that mark, with 10 of them crossing $750 million globally.
“Halloween” continues to rule the final days of October, as the Universal/Blumhouse sequel stays atop the box office charts with $32 million grossed in its second weekend. With a 10-day total of $126 million, the film already ranks third among all Blumhouse releases and should easily pass the theatrical run of “Split” ($138.2 million) for the No. 2 spot this coming week, especially with Halloween night providing a big midweek boost. Also Read: 'Halloween' Is a Hit, But How Big Will It Be Outside America?