The first Venom film was a charming disaster, but Tom Hardy’s comic portrayal as Eddie Brock and the film’s excellent box-office success provided a compelling argument for a sequel. Fortunately for us, Tom Hardy reprises his role as the symbiote in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a clever title. Here is what we know so far about the upcoming Marvel movie
When Will Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage Be Released?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Venom 2 was initially scheduled to be published in October 2020. In addition, Jared Leto’s Morbius, a solo feature about the Spider-Man vampire villain of the same name, was initially scheduled to be released in March 2021 but has been put back until October 2021.
Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage: Expected Appearing Cast Members
Tom Hardy will return as Eddie Brock. Hardy will surely bring the same charm to Venom 2 that almost made it a comedy. Michelle Williams will also portray Eddie’s ex-fiancee, Anne Weying.
The mid-credits scene in Venom teased Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson, as the symbiote villain Carnage. Venom’s extremely long tongue is also likely to make a comeback. Unfortunately, there have been no more casting announcements for the sequel since then. Theoretically, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man might feature in a Venom film, but it’s pretty improbable.
Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage: The Movie’s Expected Storyline
Eddie and Venom’s initial foe, Riz Ahmed’s Carlton Drake (who subsequently fused with the symbiote Riot), is unlikely to return after, well, bursting inside a spacecraft towards the end of the first film. Thankfully, the mid-credits sequence in Venom acted as a solid prediction of who will fill the villain void in the sequel.
Woody Harrelson’s character Cletus Kasady is revealed in the sequence. Jason Brock interviews Kasady, a serial murderer who is currently in jail. No narrative, but it’s spooky as hell. An on-the-nose comment like that confirms Kasady’s persona. It is revealed that Venom is working with Carnage, a Symbiote that Venom shed to get Brock out of prison. Kasady and Carnage have a close bond, and Carnage gains lethal talents that even Venom lacks. How much of Carnage and Kasady’s storyline will be taken from Venom 2, but we know it will be gruesome and brutal.
Deadline reported that the comic book villain Shriek had been included in the story of Venom 2.
A Sony representative, who declined to comment on the subject, said the project was in its earliest phases and was still under development. However, an event in her drug-dealing career left her with latent mutant talents, including sonic blasts, flying, and the capacity to provoke negative emotions. As Carnage’s coworker and love interest, her presence in the sequel makes sense. This film is currently being discussed with Naomie Harris (Moonlight) as a possible lead.
What Else Do We Know About Venom 2?
Sony named Andy Serkis, the motion capture legend turned filmmaker, as the sequel’s director in August. Ruben Fleischer, who was supposed to direct the sequel but instead directed Zombieland 2, has been replaced by Andy Serkis. Author Kelly Marcel, who worked on Venom, is behind the script. Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal produced the movie.
Sony Pictures has signed Tom Hardy to a three-picture contract. Venom 3 is possible if the sequel sells well, given its commercial success and Sony’s future goals for its Marvel characters.