Naomie Harris will play Shriek in the upcoming sequel Let there be carnage, and a first look at the actress in character was revealed in the new Venom 2 trailer. Striking in the original Maximum carnage comics, many fans hadn’t realized that the supervillain – and Cletus Kasady’s love interest – would be featured in Poison 2. Catching a glimpse of her in the trailer was enough to get many Marvel fans definitely excited Maximum carnage feeling.
Shriek, aka Francis Barriston, will be connecting directly to Poison 2‘s emphasis on troubled characters with abusive parents. This was explained in an earlier interview with IGN by director Andy Serkis. He also provided some additional details on what Marvel fans can expect from the character, and while Carnage is acting as the main antagonist for the sequel, it looks like Shriek will still feature prominently.
“She’s a damaged soul and she’s really suffered in her youth, but there’s a real vulnerability about her, and she’s in a lot of pain … She’s been living in isolation for years,” Serkis said of the Naomie Harris character. “With all these characters, what’s so beautifully drawn about them is that they are versatile, completely truthful and believable, and yet … She’s dangerous too and I think she has her own sense of honesty and being. and I think when that line is crossed, you see a very, very dangerous, dark side to her, and that’s what we wanted to do with the character. ”
Along with Harris, Venom: Let There Be Carnage brings in Woody Harrelson to play Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage. Tom Hardy also returns as Eddie Brock, the investigative journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote known as Venom. Michelle Williams and Reid Scott return as Anne Weying and Dr. Dan Lewis, while Peggy Lu will also reprise her role as Mrs. Chen. Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo will appear in secret roles.
The mid-credit scene at the end of Venom had previously teased Harrelson’s introduction as Cletus Kasady. He looks a little different in the Poison 2 trailer, suggesting that the dastardly villain has been stuck for quite some time. The full nature of his relationship with Shriek in Poison 2 remains to be seen, but Carnage and Shriek are romantically involved with the original Maximum carnage strips.
Naomie Harris previously played Eve Moneypenny in Daniel Craig’s James Bond films Skyfall, Ghost, and the next No time to die. Harris, an acclaimed actress, was also nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Moonlight. She is also known for playing Selena in 28 days later, the witch Tia Dalma in the pirates of the Caribbean movies, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Andy Serkis directs Poison 2, take over the reins Venom director Ruben Fleischer. Kelly Marcel wrote the script using a story co-developed with Tom Hardy. Marcel, Hardy, Hutch Parker, Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal produced. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released on September 24, 2021. The new trailer for the upcoming sequel was released by Sony Pictures on Monday.
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