Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to 2018’s hit antihero film Venom, has debuted its first trailer. Fans will be able to see the film ‘only in theatres,’ according to the teaser. The trailer pits Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock against Woody Harrelson’s Carnage. Carnage was teased in a post-credits scene in the first film, which defied critical acclaim to become one of the year’s biggest box office successes, grossing more than $850 million worldwide.
This time around, director Andy Serkis is in charge, as original director Ruben Fleischer has decided to focus on another franchise, Tom Holland’s Uncharted.
Venom 2 Trailer
When asked hypothetically what he’d alter about the film, Fleischer reflected on the negative feedback on Reddit. “If anything, I would have influenced the reaction of the critics. I was disappointed that people didn’t like it because it’s a popular film, and I’m not sure whether the backlash was directed at Sony or whether people simply worship Marvel. Still I was shocked that the critics [were after it] because the movie was well-received by the public. And a lot of people who saw it just thought it was a good superhero movie. As a result, I was taken aback. I’m not sure what they were hoping for “he said
The trailer focuses Eddie’s friendship with the alien Symbiote that took over his body in the first film. It also depicts Cletus Casady’s transformation into Carnage, a horrific symbiotic killer.
Michelle Williams and Reid Scott reprise their roles in Venom 2. It’ll be released in September. It’s part of Sony’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also includes an upcoming Morbius film starring Jared Leto and may include bit parts from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.