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"Venom 2" will be slithering into theaters in the not-too-distant future.

A sequel to Sony's mega hit super anti-hero movie is in the works, with Kelly Marcel — who co-wrote the original along with Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg — on deck to pen the script.

Tom Hardy will return as lobster-diving journalist Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote Venom, as will Michelle Williams as love interest Anne Weying. A new director will come aboard, as Ruben Fleischer is busy with "Zombieland 2."

"Venom" was a surprise hit last fall. Despite receiving lukewarm reviews, it premiered to record-breaking $80 million and went on to earn more than $855 million worldwide.

The sequel will likely expand Woody Harrelson's role. He made a cameo in a mid-credits scene as Cletus Kasady, a serial killer known as Carnage who becomes a major archnemesis for Venom.

Sony hasn't set a date for the "Venom" sequel, though the studio's open slot on October 2, 2020 looks very likely.