Yep, that’s the title they’re going with.
Sony Pictures has unveiled the official title for the sequel to their 2018 Marvel movie Venom. Get ready, for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, placing the spotlight on the villain that we were introduced to at the end of the first film. Carnage, aka Cletus Kasady, is played by Woody Harrelson.
A new release date has also been announced. Yes, we all thought that Sony’s announcement earlier this month that Venom: Let There Be Carnage (I can’t decide if that’s a self-aware, fun title or a ridiculous “turd in the wind” one) sticking with its October release date was too good to be true. The new U.S. release date: June 25, 2021. No official word yet as to when it will be arriving in Australia – we’ll be sure to update this as soon as we get it.
Take a look at the title and release date tease that Sony shared on Twitter…
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) April 21, 2020
Tom Hardy will be back as the titular Marvel antihero, aka Eddie Brock, with direction this time coming from none other than Andy Serkis – his third feature as director, following Breathe (2017) and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. The script comes from Kelly Marcel, who was one of the three screenwriters behind the first film.
While there was some fun to be had, I personally wasn’t a big fan of the first film (you can check out my complete review HERE). But I am excited to see what unfolds here, particularly with a Hardy/Harrelson face-off and Serkis directing.