While we did not expect it to be the hit that it was Tom Hardy’s Venom was definitely one of the fan favourites in 2018 even with that Turd in the Wind line making its way from the trailer to the final cut. So it should not be a surprise to learn that the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage is still on track to release later this year and we now even have a trailer.
For the uninitiated there is a few things to cover off, the first being that at this point Venom does not exist in the MCU. While the Life Foundation and Pym Industries buildings taking up the same space should help with that at this point Peter Parker of Earth-199999 aka the MCU does not exist inside the same one as Venom which might be confusing for comic fans who thought Venom was a movie about Spider-Man’s old clothes.
While still being separate from Spider-Continuity Venom 2 is definitely following in it’s comic counterparts footsteps with Cletus Kasady aka Woody Harrelson aka Carnage being revealed in this new trailer. From the comics, Carnage is the offspring of the Venom symbiote who is left behind after Eddie breaks out of prison and his psychotic cellmate is infected with the symbiote spawn (see Amazing Spider-Man #361-363).
While in the comics this leads to multiple arcs including the now all time classic crossover Maximum Carnage where Kasady goes on a mass murder spree across New York. The big difference here of course is while in the comics Eddie Brock/Venom was Spider-Man’s nemesis in the film version Eddie Brock is an independent investigative journalist (independent due to being fired) who previously wrote a story about Cassidy as teased at the end of the first film.
You can watch the full trailer below but there is definitely some differences that can be noticed with just the trailer from the first film some of which that might be able to be chalked up to the new Director Andy Serkis (known as Ulysses S Klaue and about a million mo-cap roles) steps into the role. From what we know so far, this is definitely on our must watch list for later this year which also looked to be ‘only in theatres’ as to confirm there will be no dual streaming options unlike a lot of other films so far this year.
But what do you think? Are you hyped for more Venom or perhaps Carnage? Now that Ravencroft has been confirmed to exist in the Venom-verse which other Spider-villains do you hope make a cameo? Do you want Venom to be in the MCU or prefer that Spidey keep just a dimension away? Let us know in the comments down below.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in Australian cinemas on September 16th this year