The first Venom film was a lovable mess, but a wild Tom Hardy turn as Eddie Brock and an excellent box office haul made a solid case for a sequel. Here’s what we know about Venom: Let There Be Carnage after the release of the trailer.
Fortunately for us, Tom Hardy will reprise his role as the symbiote in the sequel. Will it be aligned with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is Michelle Williams back in the saddle? Will there be Carnage as well as carnage?
Eddie Brock – played by Tom Hardy – will, of course, return. It’s unclear whether he’ll immerse himself in a bath of lobsters this time. Still, Hardy is sure to bring the same charm that nearly turned Venom into a comedy. Michelle Williams will also be back as Eddie’s ex-fiancée, Anne Weying.
Woody Harrelson plays Cletus Kasady, a serial killer who will eventually become the symbiote villain known as Carnage, as promised in Venom‘s mid-credits scene. Venom’s extremely long tongue will undoubtedly return. From Boardwalk Empire and The Irishman, Stephen Graham will play an unspecified role. Naomie Harris will play the villain Shriek. There have been no further announcements about the sequel’s cast. While it is technically possible for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to appear in a Venom film, it seems unlikely.
A messy but fun trailer
You just gotta love how the writers decided to acknowledge the absolute clusterfuck of a life Eddie and Venom have together. The domesticity, the chaos. It’s what we all wanted to see, and it’s what we’re getting. Absolutely beautiful.
Unfortunately, despite earlier reports to the contrary, there is no major superhero cameo in the Venom 2 teaser trailer. According to reports, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man makes a surprise appearance in the footage. Still, that speculation has proven to be nothing more than that – or has it? We’ll have to wait until the film’s release to find out.
When is the release date?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage was supposed to be released in October 2020, but it was delayed due to COVID-19 – first to June 25, 2021, then to September 17, 2021, and finally to September 24, 2021. Morbius, a standalone film for the Spider-Man vampire villain of the same name starring Jared Leto, was supposed to come before it. Still, Morbius was pushed back from March 2021 to January 21, 2022.
Is this going to be the last Venom movie? The short answer is that we don’t know. Sony has signed Tom Hardy to a multiple movie deal. Given the film’s commercial success and Sony’s future plans for its Marvel characters, Venom 3 doesn’t seem out of the question if the sequel does well.