Several months ago we got an incredible cool teaser for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, the follow-up to 2018’s critically panned but big box office success “Venom”. The film is part of the strange symbiotic (see what I did there) relationship between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The Venom movies are not part of the MCU although there are vague connections that leave room for future possibilities. Still, director Andy Serkis (yep, THAT Andy Serkis) tells IGN that this Venom story is very much as its own world….for now.
Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock and from the comical opening moments of the new trailer it doesn’t look like he and his alien alter-ego Venom have worked out all the kinks in their symbiotic relationship. But of course get more serious when we see Woody Harrelson who plays psychotic serial killer Cletus Kasady. Fans of the comic storylines Carnage in 1992 and Maximum Carnage in 1993 have a good idea of how dark and violent things are liable to become. I’m hoping Sony goes that route rather than making this a light comical jaunt. If so, this could be really good.
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” opens in theaters September 24th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.