After several delays due to the pandemic, Venom Let There Be Carnage has a new release date, and a brand new trailer is here to prove it! Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom 2 finds Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom getting along famously; they even make breakfast together. The first movie was full of promising ideas, but the messy, barely 90-minute film arrived was pretty far from the realm of good. Hardy seemed to be having fun, but he did seem to think he was in a different movie than the one we got.
While I can’t consider myself a big fan of the first film, Serkis directing a big blockbuster is something I’m excited to see. The trailer for Venom 2 offers up more of the same barmy shenanigans, only this time it is leaning into the buddy movie genre even more. The action set pieces look suitably hefty, but if you were hoping for an R-rated Venom, nothing in this trailer appears to be out of the PG-13 world. After a brief cameo at the end of the first film, Woody Harrelson (in a better wig) returns as Cletus Kasady, who later becomes the symbiote villain called Carnage.
Speaking about the sequel, producer Matt Tolmach revealed that the relationship between Eddie and Venom is the heart of the movie;
“[Fans] love that relationship. What people say all the time is the relationship between Eddie and Venom is… I just want to spend more time with those guys. And that’s such a testament to Tom Hardy, who obviously played both parts … And the heart of Venom was always the relationship between Eddie and Venom. These two characters, these two sides that had to figure out how to live together and that were somehow better together than they were separately, or more successful, and what that meant.”
Starring Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris, Venom Let There Be Carnage will be released on September 24.