Venom: Let There Be Carnage is almost upon us, and now several new clips have teased the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote friend. The first clip gives us a good idea of the kind of bickering between the duo that provided many of the highlights of the first film, such as Eddie and venom arguing like an old married couple about boundaries and how hard it is to share your body with some man-eating goo.
The second part of the footage adds Stephen Graham’s detective Mulligan to the fray, getting close to Venom’s next meal. In the pages of Marvel comics, Mulligan eventually bonds with his own symbiote, Toxin, and while it hasn’t been revealed whether this happens in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the film will likely tease this result in a future installment.
The next poison 2 clip brings together Woody Harrelson’s serial killer Cletus Kasady and Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock. Now on death row, Cletus requests one last meeting with Brock, whom he apparently uses to berate the Crusader journalist before being attacked by Venom. This is probably the scene that will lead to Cletus getting a small piece of the symbiote and thus becoming Carnage.
In the final clip, we’re introduced to Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison AKA Shriek, a super villain with the power of a sonic scream. In the footage, she’s being held in a soundproofed prison, but despite all the protection she still manages to be terrifying…
Directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, and based on a story she co-wrote with Tom Hardy, Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars like Hardy as both Eddie Brock and Venom alongside Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham and Woody Harrelson. Sony’s highly anticipated sequel gets more than a year after the events of venom(2018), featuring investigative journalist Eddie Brock struggling to adjust to life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, granting him superhuman abilities to be a deadly vigilante. Brock tries to revive his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes from prison after a botched execution.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has already been screened for a lucky few, most of whom couldn’t contain their excitement over a mysterious post-credits scene. While the details of the scene will remain a secret (unless you want to track down the rumors of leaks), it’s likely that it will lay the groundwork for what’s to come in Sony’s Venom-verse franchise.
With future venom adventures in mind, Tom Hardy recently revealed his hopes that the character would meet Tom Holland’s Spider Man on the big screen. “There’s a Venom-Verse, there’s a Spider-Verse, there’s multiverses, there’s all kinds of canon and lore and mythology to explore both laterally and forward in time,” the actor said. “I think with the right people and the right planning, and feedback from the public, and understanding that it’s about making the right choices at the right time… a combination of all those in the alchemy of what it will to be.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on October 1, 2021, after being delayed from its original October 2020 date due to the ongoing global situation.
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