Shriek Joins The Venom 2 Roster

by Erik Amaya

Because Eddie and Venom (both Tom Hardy) need plenty of able opponents, another Spider-Man villain is making the leap from the comic book pages to the screen.

Deadline reports Shriek will be one of the challengers the semi-heroic symbiote will face in Sony’s Venom 2. Created by by Tom DeFalco, Mike W. Barr, Terry Kavanagh, Ron Lim, Jerry Bingham, and Mark Bagley in 1993’s Spider-Man Unlimited #1, she first appeared as another inmate of the Ravencroft Mental Hospital alongside Cletus Kasady. He freed her during his escape and the two became a thrill-killing couple. Her mutant powers — which include flight, the manipulation of sound waves, and the ability to access her victim’s darker sides — were activated when she encounter Cloak sometime before the events of Spider-Man Unlimited #1 and the “Maximum Carnage” storyline. She would find herself back in Ravencroft a number of times, but just as often escaped to further plague Spider-Man.

Presumably, Shriek will be on hand when the film version of Kasaday (Woody Harrelson) breaks out of San Quentin. We’ll also presume she will get her powers in a manner similar to Kasady himself. Of course, all of this is based on Harrelson’s presumed involvement in the production. Shriek has not yet been cast, but it is said the production is looking for an unknown actor to play her.

The film will be directed by Andy Serkis, who won the job after Sony sought out a replacement for Ruben Fleischer, whose schedule will not accommodate Sony’s early 2020 production start date.

Venom 2 hits theaters on October 2nd, 2020.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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