Earlier today, Sony Pictures dropped the official trailer for Venom: Let There be Carnage, a slightly anticipated sequel with some real show-stopping potential. Take a look at the trailer below, which gives us a pretty solid look at Woody Harrelson’s Carnage.
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
Directed by Andy Serkis (yes, that Andy Serkis), LTBC serves as the sequel to the 2018 solo flick featuring Hardy as the titular Venom/Eddie Brock. Now here is the thing about this movie, just from what the trailer has shown us- Carnage looks dope. But after the first film having another Symbiote villain in Riot, I can’t help but wonder whether or not this is just going to be the same film again. Sure, if it isn’t broken, there is no need to fix it, but Venom (2018) suffered from some really poor writing and shoddy cinematography. But, I guess I won’t judge it until I see it.
Venom: LTBC serves as a solo film once again devoid of any official reference to the MCU or even Sony’s own Tom Holland/Spider-Man. However, there have been rumors circulating that Holland may show up in a cameo as Peter Parker or even in the Spidey suit itself. One can’t help but recognize that the first film took place in San Francisco while Spider-Man was/is operating in New York, so there is room for justification on why the two have not met yet or why there has been no reference to each other. Or it could be that Sony really is going to keep Venom on his own. Then again, with all the talk of the upcoming Multiverse, who the hell knows just what will happen… besides Kevin Fiege over at Marvel Studios, that is.
Venom: Let There be Carnage comes to theaters on September 24 of this year.