Behold the Teaser & Official Title For Venom 2
Sony Pictures has revealed both the official title and a new teaser for Venom 2. Both are delicious if you ask us. The upcoming sequel boasts the formidable, multi-talented Andy Serkis behind the camera, with Tom Hardy, of course, reprising his titular role as the alien symbiote antihero. Also returning for the sequel is Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, better known as Carnage, an even bigger, badder alien symbiote than Hardy’s Venom. Thus we have our official title—Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Check out Sony’s reveal of the title and a teaser below:
— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) April 21, 2020
Let’s take a moment to enjoy this title, which is appropriately bonkers, befitting a film based around one of Marvel’s most marvelously amoral characters. While Eddie Brock’s transformation into Venom was accidental (much like Peter Parker’s into Spider-Man), Brock’s alter ego doesn’t buy into Parker’s “with great power comes great responsibility” ethos. For Venom, with great power comes great hunger, and the ability to eat your enemy’s head without gaining a pound. Brock/Venom also function as a comedy duo, with the former trying to keep the latter from solving every problem with a display of grotesque violence. And to think, Carnage is even more unhinged. Let There Be Carnage sounds like the name to a peak-career Metallica album, which is perfect.
The sequel’s release date is also new. Originally, Serkis, Hardy, Harrelson, and the gang were supposed to appear on October 2, 2020. With the spread of COVID-19, productions have been shut down and premiere dates moved, so we’ll have to wait until next summer, June 25, 2021, to see what Let There Be Carnage has to offer.
Joining Hardy, Harrelson, and Serkis are Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood cinematographer Robert Richardson, and original Venom co-star Michelle Williams, who played a crucial role in Ruben Fleischer’s original. Newcomers include Naomie Harris and Reid Scott.
We look forward to a future when we’re able to get together, head to the theater, and take in what’s sure to be a gloriously wild sequel.
Featured image: Venom (2018). Courtesy Sony Pictures