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'Venom' sequel in the works

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

A second installment of "Venom" is reportedly underway.

Sources told Variety, has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the original film, to pen the sequel.

will reprise his role as the eponymous symbiote.

As sequels go, the studio is looking to cash in on the box office success of the antihero franchise, despite its bad reviews.

The insiders said although an exact amount could not be revealed, Marcel's deal was a significant one.

She will also executive produce the follow-up. Marcel was also a on the first picture.

A has not been decided yet. As per the sources, Sony might look for a new name as "Venom" will be busy shooting the sequel to its "Zombieland".

is expected to reunite with Hardy and will play Carnage in the sequel.

Sony declined to comment.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 11:20 IST