Both Venom films have been big hits for Sony, and the centerpiece of their Marvel cinematic universe. While the driving force behind them has been star Tom Hardy, multiple-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has had the thankless role as Eddie Brock’s ex-girlfriend Anne Weying. That role got moderately more interesting when Anne briefly hosted the Venom symbiote, but it’s still far beneath Williams’ talents. Surely, she’s ready to leave and pursue more dramatic projects?
Well…no. Not really. Speaking with Variety, Williams sounds more than eager to return for Venom 3…
“I have every intention of continuing with the series,” Williams said. “I certainly hope they bring me back.”
I’m pretty sure they’ll bring back one of the best dramatic actresses in the world if she wants to return. Williams does add a certain layer of credibility to the film, even if her presence is a little bit confusing. Then again, making blockbusters reaches a lot more people than the latest Kelly Reichardt film.
Williams does have her reasons for coming back, though, saying the role comes with its challenges…
“Pretending that a monster is getting into your body and then taking over and leaving your body, that’s hard. I want to keep growing, and Venom is an important step in my growth.”
Meanwhile, another film Williams really wants to see happen is a sequel to The Greatest Showman. Williams starred alongside Hugh Jackman in the beloved musical, which also went on to earn $434M and produce a bestselling soundtrack.
In the same interview, Williams has a really sweet reason for wanting to reprise her role as P.T. Barnum’s wife, Charity…
“I would make another one of those in a heartbeat. I wish they’d make a sequel. That movie brought so much joy to so many people and to make people that happy, man that is a worthwhile thing to spend your time doing. I really love that movie. My daughter Matilda sang those songs. My mom is still listening to that soundtrack. I love making things for kids that are full of joy and positivity.”
What’s not to love about that? What do you think? Do you want to see Michelle Williams back for Venom 3 and The Greatest Showman 2?