‘The Irishman’ Actor Stephen Graham Joins Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ Sequel

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The Irishman actor Stephen Graham will be joining Tom Hardy in the upcoming Venom sequel directed by Andy Serkis.

Right off the heels of The Irishman which was released to critical acclaim, Stephen Graham will be starring in the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit Venom. Starring as villain Tony Pro in The Irishman, Stephen Graham was singled out for his  layered performance as an affiliate of Jimmy Hoffa. Seeing as Stephen Graham was witnessed by millions of viewers last week on Netflix thanks to The Irishman, it makes sense to announce that he’ll be joining Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel at the height of his popularity.

Deadline reported earlier today that The Irishman star Stephen Graham is set to share the screen with Tom Hardy. Ironically, The Irishman star Stephen Graham played Al Capone on the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, a role that Tom Hardy will be occupying in Josh Trank’s upcoming Fonzo. Perhaps both actors can bond over playing the same role on the set of the Venom sequel. Despite being cast in the film, there’s currently no indication as to who he’ll be playing in the Venom sequel. We know that Woody Harrelson will be playing Carnage in the Venom sequel, so it’s most likely that Stephen Graham won’t be playing a villain, though he would be perfect for such a role. In general, details for Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel are slim, though more should flow in considering the film is currently filming.

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It is widely believed that Venom 2 is the untitled Marvel project Sony has slated for release on October 2, 2020. In the meantime, fans can check out Stephen Graham in The Irishman, which is currently streaming on Netflix.

The plot synopsis for Venom is below:

The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

Directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel, Venom 2 stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, and Woody Harrelson as Carnage. Stephen Graham has been cast in an undisclosed role.

Venom is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Tom Hardy and the to sequel!

Source: Deadline