Who is Shriek and what are her origins?
Next year, the sequel to 2018’s Venom will be unleashed upon the world. And this time around, there will be two villains appearing in the film. Joining Woody Harrelson reprising his role as Cletus Kasady will be the character’s comic book love interest, Shriek.
Principal photography won’t begin until next year, but the super-powered mother of the Carnage family–Shriek–will be a part of the plot, according to Deadline. Venom 2 won’t arrive in theaters until October 2, 2020, but if you look into Shriek’s comic book history, you can get a good idea of where the movie could be headed.
Shriek first made her introduction in 1993’s Spider-Man Unlimited #1, the comic that kicked off the Maximum Carnage storyline. As Carnage was escaping the maximum security prison Ravencroft, he ran across fellow prisoner Shriek being held in a straight jacket. It was apparently love at first sight, and eventually, she adopted Carnage as her husband and other Spider-Man villains as their kids.
She has the power to manipulate sound, making people violent by sonically tapping into people’s minds or using her powers to create sonic energy blasts. Shriek is technically a mutant, and in her past, she’s had numerous run-ins with Cloak and Dagger.
No one has been cast for the role of Shriek at this time, but Andy Serkis has been brought on to direct the upcoming film, joining Tom Hardy reprising his role as Eddie Brock/Venom. Kelly Marcel, who wrote Venom 1, will return to pen the sequel as well. 2018’s Venom brought in $856 million worldwide, which was huge for a rated-R October movie.
Venom 2 will swing into theaters on October 2, 2020.