Sony Pictures has revealed the first trailer (watch above) for the long-awaited Venom sequel. Starring Tom Hardy as Venom, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” will be hitting the theaters on September 24.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Venom, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures. Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is intended to be the second film in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters and the sequel to Venom (2018). The film is directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, with a story by Marcel and Tom Hardy, and stars Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom alongside Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris.
In the trailer, Cletus Kasady, a crazed serial killer, survives a lethal injection in prison, which appears to awaken the symbiote inside of him and transforms him into Carnage. He and Eddie Brock has made some peace with his alter-ego Venom, battle it out in a massive symbiote showdown.
Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock/Venom, Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage: A psychotic serial killer who also becomes the host of an alien symbiote known as Carnage, Michelle Williams as Anne Weying: A district attorney, and Eddie's ex-fiancée, Reid Scott as Dan Lewis: A doctor and Anne's boyfriend, Naomie Harris as Shriek: Kasady's love interest. Additionally, Stephen Graham, Sean Delaney, and Larry Olubamiwo have been cast in undisclosed roles.
The film has also got a key art and official poster today:
Plans for a sequel to Venom began during production on that film, with Harrelson cast to make a brief appearance as Cletus Kasady at the end of Venom with the intention of him becoming the villain Carnage in the sequel. Official work began in January 2019, with Hardy and Harrelson confirmed to return along with Marcel as a writer. Serkis was hired as a director that August. Filming took place at Leavesden Studios in England from November 2019 to February 2020, with additional filming in San Francisco in February. The title was announced in April 2020.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is currently scheduled to be released in the United States on September 24, 2021, in IMAX. The film was previously set for release on October 2, 2020, before it was shifted to June 25, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was further shifted to September 17, 2021, and then again to the week after.
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