Let the “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Trailer Take a Bite Out of Monday
“Rules: No eating people.” This is the first thing you see when the Venom: Let There Be Carnage” official trailer begins, and it’s a good rule of thumb for anyone, but especially Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy). The last time we saw Brock, he had eaten several people on the course of becoming a proper anti-hero in director Ruben Fleischer’s 2018 Venom, which introduced one of the most beloved bizarro characters in the Marvel canon. Now multi-talented actor/director Andy Serkis is at the helm of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and there’s a tremendous amount of excitement about that fact and more. Brock has gotten his alien symbiote under some semblance of control that he—really, they—are able to make breakfast together, and the meal isn’t a human head. Unfortunately, Venom could still learn a thing or two about how to properly plate food. And use a ketchup bottle.
As the title makes clear, Brock and his live-in buddy Venom will have to deal with another alien symbiote, Carnage, who has caught a ride with a human host by the name of Cletus Kasday (Woody Harrelson). We met Cletus at the end of Venom, and we can be sure he has no plans on keeping Carnage in check the way Eddie tries to do with Venom. Part of the fun of Venom was watching Brock wrestle with his alien symbiote and try, often in vain, to make him obey Eddie’s sense of morality. Add to that large challenge a vicious rival, and Serkis’s immense skills behind the camera, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage becomes one of those films we’ll be extra excited about seeing on the big screen.
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 as Shriek (a big-time Spider-Man villain) and Reid Scott.
Check out the trailer below. Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters on September 24:
Featured image: Venom (2018). Courtesy Sony Pictures