Sony has unveiled a big new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the follow-up to the 2018 Marvel Comics adaptation starring Tom Hardy.
Hardy returns as reporter-turned-symbiote-carrying-antihero Eddie Brock, who is continuing on with the bumpy relationship he has with his alien other half, Venom. The plot has him coming face to face with serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who threatens everything Brock holds dear when he acquires a bloodthirsty symbiote of his own, enabling him to become Carnage.
The cast includes Michelle Williams, back as Anne Weying, Brock’s ex-fiancée; Naomie Harris, playing Frances Barrison / Shriek, Kasady’s love interest; Reid Scott as Anne’s new boyfriend; and Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan.
Motion capture master Andy Serkis directs the sequel, marking this third feature film following 2017 drama Breathe and 2018’s dark Jungle Book movie, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The trailer unveils much more of Harrelson’s villain than we’ve seen previously – and the actor sure looks to be enjoying the part. One thing’s for sure: Carnage appears to be living up to his name. We’re also given a good dose of humour, as Brock and Venom continue to bump heads – and quite literally, in one particular moment.
While I didn’t dig the first film (I really wanted to), I do love me some Venom, some Hardy and some Harrelson, so most certainly count me in for round two. And hey, throw in hint of a web or two here and there and that will certainly drive up the excitement! Fingers crossed it delivers.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which has seen multiple pandemic-caused release delays since it was originally set to hit cinemas in October 2020, will finally open in UK cinemas on September 15th and US cinemas on September 24th.
Unfortunately, those in Australia are being hit with another delay, with the film’s September 16th release date pulled as NSW experiences another COVID wave. Sony Pictures Releasing Australia intends to release the film sometime in October.