A new Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie trailer reveals more footage from the upcoming Sony sequel, showing off Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock.
A new Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie trailer is released. The sequel to 2018’s Venom sees the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote that turns him into the titular head-chomping anti-hero. The Venom movie post-credits scene introduced Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, who, in the Marvel comics, is the alter-ego of Venom’s most famous antagonist, Carnage. The scene set the stage for Venom and Carnage to go head to head in the sequel, and when Sony confirmed the Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie title last year, it all but assured viewers would be treated to such a fight. At the same time as the title announcement, Sony also delayed the sequel due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it’s currently set to hit theaters in late September.
Set photos and videos from production on the Venom sequel showed early, unofficial looks at Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady – including a new hairstyle, changing it up from the post-credits scene. However, the official Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie trailer revealed what Carnage would look like in live-action. In addition to Carnage, the trailer also put a spotlight on Eddie and Venom’s relationship, a dynamic that was a highlight of the first film. Now, as the release of the Venom sequel gets closer, Sony has debuted another trailer for the follow-up film.
Sony released a new Venom: Let There Be Carnage movie trailer, which can be viewed below. In addition to Hardy and Harrelson, the sequel features the return of Michelle Williams as Eddie’s ex-girlfriend Anne Weying and Reid Scott as Anne’s new partner Dan Lewis. Andy Serkis directed Venom: Let There Be Carnage after Ruben Fleischer, who helmed the first film, didn’t return; Venom co-writer Kelly Marcel returned to pen the script, based on a story she crafted with Hardy. Although Venom: Let There Be Carnage is currently meant to release on September 24, the trailer only says it will release exclusively in theaters this fall.
The trailer again shows off more of Eddie and Venom’s dynamic, with the pair still working out the kinks in their cohabitation as Eddie forces Venom to be less aggressive while Venom wants Eddie to be more proactive (and he wants to eat peoples’ heads). But Harrelson’s Carnage is just as much, if not more, of a focus in the new Venom 2 trailer. The footage shows more of Carnage’s origin and his powers, and Venom’s reaction to him being a red symbiote also teases a new aspect of alien’s lore. The first movie included symbiotes that were black, silver, blue and yellow so a red symbiote hasn’t been seen yet in the Venom universe, and considering the deadly powers Carnage demonstrates – avoiding bullets and having various spiky weapons – they seem to be more powerful. Even Cletus’s transformation into Carnage is different to Venom, with Harrelson’s face twisting into becoming the symbiote, rather than Venom, which encases Eddie in a protective layer.
In addition to Carnage and Venom, the Let There Be Carnage trailer also includes more footage of new Marvel comics villain Shriek (Naomie Harris), who has a romantic relationship with Cletus in the comics. It’s unclear how Shriek fits into the story of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, though she clearly escapes with Cletus from Ravencroft, since there’s a shot of the two of them fleeing the burning building, the film appears to be adapting their relationship. But beyond some footage of her powers, it remains to be seen what can be expected of Shriek in the movie. Instead, the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer lays more groundwork for an epic battle between Venom and Carnage.
Source: Screen Rant