How Naomie Harris Was Cast as Marvel Villain Shriek in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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The sequel to Venom, titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage, adds a second level of evil to Eddie Brock’s universe. In addition to Woody Harrelson’s Carnage, Shriek, Carnage’s murderous lover, joins him in the limelight.

Naomie Harris is awarded on stage by Marina Cicogna (L) and Tiziana Rocca (R) during Filming Italy 2022Naomie Harris is awarded on stage by Marina Cicogna (L) and Tiziana Rocca (R) during Filming Italy 2022 on June 10, 2022 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy (Credit: IPA / INSTARimages)

You may not know who Shriek is if you’re not a fan of Spider-Man comics. This is why we’ve broken down all you need to know about Naomie Harris’ role in the Spider-Man/Venom franchise.

Who is Marvel’s Shriek?

The Ravencroft Institute, the Marvel Universe’s Arkham Asylum, is home to many of Spider-most Man’s dangerous foes. Shriek began her career there.

An accidental encounter-turned-partnership with fellow convict Carnage solidified Shriek’s transformation into a supervillain. Whether she’s alone or with Carnage, Shriek is a formidable adversary for both Spider-Man and Venom.

Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison / Shriek in the 2021 American superhero film Venom: Let There Be CarnageNaomie Harris as Frances Barrison / Shriek in the 2021 American superhero film Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)

However, like many of Marvel’s complex villains, Shriek’s crime sprees are all the result of a painful upbringing.

Shriek’s criminal insanity and obsessive drive to establish a twisted supervillain family of her own are fueled by her lack of a solid mother figure.

History of Shriek

Shriek’s true name is Frances Barrison. Frances’ mother mistreated and abused her as a youngster, leading her down a path of crime and drug abuse.

However, Frances is one of the few mutants whose talents didn’t develop naturally as they grew older.

To reawaken her powers, she needed to be shot in the head by a police officer and then exposed to the Darkforce Dimension (due to an encounter with the hero Cloak).

Naomie Harris portrays a dangerous and criminally insane villainess with the ability to manipulate soundNaomie Harris portrays a dangerous and criminally insane villainess with the ability to manipulate sound (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)

She was subsequently imprisoned in Ravencroft, when she was initially resurrected as Shriek, but was soon liberated after Carnage’s escape and joined forces with the formidable progeny of Venom.

In the Marvel Universe, this partnership has caused a lot of pain and suffering for the heroes.

Naomie Harris’ Portrayal of Shriek in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

What is the function of Naomie Harris’ Shriek in Venom: Let There Be Carnage? The arrival of Carnage in the Venom film franchise has been highly anticipated since 2018, and the arrival of Shriek goes hand-in-hand with Carnage.

Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady / CarnageTom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady / Carnage (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)

When all is said and done, Eddie and his co-symbiote face an entirely new challenge in this sequel. One of the symbiote’s two flaws is directly exploited by Shriek’s acoustic capabilities (sound and fire).

While she’s often seen as Carnage’s counterpart, Shriek is still more than capable of striking out successfully on her own, as can be seen in the film…

Other Characters & Cast Members in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

As the titular character, one of Marvel’s most nuanced characters, Venom, is naturally back in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Tom Hardy reprising his role as the film’s anti-heroic fan favorite.

Andy Serkis was in charge of the direction, with the script written by Kelly Marcel, based on an original tale by Hardy and Marcel.

The director asked Naomie to portray Frances Barrison / Shriek in the movie. Naomie also worked with Andy Serkis on the 2018 adventure drama film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

Tom Hardy portrays an investigative journalist who is the host of an alien symbioteTom Hardy portrays an investigative journalist who is the host of an alien symbiote (Credit: Sony Pictures Releasing)

Among the returning cast members are Reid Scott, Peggy Lu, and Michelle Williams for the follow-up.

Woody Harrelson plays the psychotic serial murderer Cletus Kasady/Carnage, Naomie Harris plays Frances Barrison/Shriek, as detailed above, and Stephen Graham will play Detective Mulligan.

Naomie Harris wears a lime-green Standing Ground sleeveless dress at the premiere of The Man Who Fell To EarthNaomie Harris wears a lime-green Standing Ground sleeveless dress at the premiere of The Man Who Fell To Earth held at the Museum of Modern Art on April 19, 2022, in New York City (Credit: John Nacion / Startraksphoto)

Check out Venom: Let There Be Carnage today to see all the amazing anti-heroes and villains team up just to double-cross each other.

Naomie Harris wears her hair down at the Kate Spade New York Regent Street opening partyNaomie Harris wears her hair down at the Kate Spade New York Regent Street opening party held on April 21, 2016, in London (Credit: WENN)

In April 2016, Naomie Harris looked pretty in pink at the opening party for the new Kate Spade New York flagship store on Regent Street held in London.

The then-39-year-old stunner showcased her enviably toned arms and legs in a sleeveless mini dress with cutout back details from the designer brand’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection.

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Miss Moneypenny paused to sign autographs for fans and give the cameras a great head-to-toe look at her fun and flirty outfit.

Naomie Harris signs autographs at a Kate Spade event in LondonNaomie Harris signs autographs at a Kate Spade event in London (Credit: WENN)

Naomie showed her playful side at the event, trying out the bedding in the store window display while she was served a pastry treat.

Naomie Harris wears her shoes on the bed at the new Kate Spade flagship store on London's Regent StreetNaomie Harris wears her shoes on the bed at the new Kate Spade flagship store on London’s Regent Street (Credit: WENN)

She kept her jewelry to a bare minimum and teamed the frock with a gold clutch and a pair of multicolored Christian Louboutin pumps. Her side-parted tousled curls and pink lipstick completed her look.

Naomie Harris wears a Kate Spade New York dress to the launch of the brand's new London flagship storeNaomie Harris wears a Kate Spade New York dress to the launch of the brand’s new London flagship store (Credit: WENN)

Naomie added more color to the feminine springtime look by slipping into a pair of Christian Louboutin “Discodeporte” pumps.

Naomie Harris's feet in colorful Christian Louboutin pumpsNaomie Harris’s feet in colorful Christian Louboutin pumps (Credit: WENN)

These multicolored mixed media sandals are made of orange python-print, black suede, white leather, and Indian rose suede materials.

They also have iridescent adjustable ankle straps and four-inch heels.

Naomie Harris's feet in mixed media "Discodeporte" pumpsNaomie Harris’s feet in mixed media “Discodeporte” pumps (Credit: WENN)

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