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‘Venom 2′: Could Shriek, Naomie Harris’ Villain, Bond With a Symbiote?

Shriek, Naomie Harris in ‘Venom 2,’ surprisingly has almost never bonded with a symbiote of her own. As Venom and Carnage gear up to clash in ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage,’ depending on what comics Sony follows, Shriek very well could end up with her own symbiote, as she did once in the comics.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage, or Venom 2, introduces symbiote spawns through Venom’s offspring, Carnage. New symbiotes open a world of possibility, as Shriek, Naomie Harris’ villain, could serve as a symbiote host depending on what storyline Sony intends to follow.

Shriek, Naomie Harris at Royal Film Performance of 'Spectre' at Royal Albert Hall
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Despite Shriek taking part in many Carnage storylines, she’s rarely had a symbiote

In Marvel comics, it seems that every character has bonded with a symbiote at some point. Venom has connected with everyone from Rocket Raccoon to Deadpool.

However, despite constantly tangling with Venom, Carnage, Toxin, and several other symbiotes, Shriek has never had a symbiote of her own.

Sort of.

During Carnage’s first solo run, Shriek saw herself imprisoned and under the care of Dr. Tanis Nieves. The doctor had an experimental prosthetic that used trace amounts of the Carnage symbiote.

However, Carnage exploited this to take control of Dr. Nieves’ arm and ended up planting his spawn inside. The new symbiote, which would earn the name ‘Scorn,’ terrified the doctor, and she severed the prosthetic arm.

Then came the part where Shriek, or Naomie Harris, took up the symbiote.

Shriek, Naomie Harris, and the Scorn symbiote

While Shriek possessed the Scorn symbiote, it did not fully bond with her. Coating half her face and enveloping the prosthetic arm, Shriek’s time with the symbiote essentially just gave her an extra appendage. At least she got a good fight with Spider-Man and Iron Man in.

And the short-lived bond ended when Scorn returned to the doctor.

While the event was not a massive development for Shriek, Naomie Harris could take it in a new direction.

Director Andy Serkis already confirmed some changes to the character, such as making her more sympathetic. In the same way that 2018’s Venom worked She-Venom into the movie (albeit very briefly), the same could happen for Shriek.

How likely is it to see Shriek, Naomie Harris, and a brand new symbiote introduced?

In a movie already looking to introduce several new characters, how likely are new symbiotes? More likely than some fans think.

Another Carnage spawn, Toxin, initially bonded to a policeman called Pat Mulligan — a character confirmed to appear in Venom 2, played by Peaky Blinders’ Stephen Graham.

While there is no solid confirmation if this character’s inclusion means audiences can expect Toxin to appear, Sony certainly lays the breadcrumbs out for the possibility.

“He’s got a chip on his shoulder for a lot of reasons,” Graham told “He was constantly overlooked by the hierarchy of the police system, and he’s an angry, bitter man.”


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In the interview, the actor also hinted at tensions between his character and Eddie Brock.

“Eddie is getting the last interview with Cletus Kasady – something he feels he should be entitled to, and not some snotty rogue reporter,” he said.

Building a connected universe where all the most prominent names are supervillains may prove difficult, but Toxin usually falls on the more heroic side of the law. Introducing Carnage’s offspring very well may be in the cards.

Shriek and Naomie Harris possessing the Scorn symbiote could appear down the line.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage looks to release on Oct. 1, 2021.