You might not believe it, but Venom, the Ruben Fleischer directed super-antihero film based on the titular character played by Tom Hardy, was released nearly three years ago. In Hollywood terms, that means we’re way overdue for the sequel to the surprisingly very financially successful film, which made almost a billion dollars worldwide.
Fleischer is gone for the sequel, with Andy Serkis being the interesting choice to replace him at the helm for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. As the title promises, the sequel follows up on the credits tease of the first film, with Woody Harrelson on board to play Cletus Kasady, a psychopathic serial killer who becomes embodied by the fan favorite symbiote Carnage.
The new villain will face off against Hardy’s Venom and his human vessel Eddie Brock. Also reprising her role from the first film is Michelle Williams as Brock’s romantic interest. Joining Harrelson among the new faces are Naomie Harris, as Kasady’s love interest, and Stephen Graham as a detective hoping to find Kasady’s victims.
The first trailer has dropped today for the film, which was originally set to be released on October 2, 2020, before COVID delays eventually pushed it all the way back to its current September 24, 2021 date.
Check out the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage below: