‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ trailer previews symbiote fight

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
(Image credit: Sony Pictures)

Film’s favorite parasitic odd couple, Tom Hardy and the symbiote Venom, are back in the latest trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and they have a few issues they need to deal with. Chief among them is the new villain Carnage, who we get the best look at yet in the new trailer.

2018’s Venom, which was based off the popular Marvel antihero, was a box office hit and Tom Hardy’s performance as Eddie Brock and voicing Venom was praised as the best part of the original movie. The sequel picks up as the two are still working on balancing their issues out, only to have everything get more complicated when serial killer Cletus Kasady takes an interest in Eddie, eventually revealing himself to be another symbiote, Carnage. This is bad news, as in the trailer we see even Venom is a little scared of Carnage.

Andy Serkis (best known for his mo-cap performances as Gollum and Caesar) is taking over the directing duties for Venom: Let There Be Carnage from Ruben Fleischer. The script, meanwhile, was written by Kelly Marcel from a story by Tom Hardy.

Joining Hardy and Harrelson in the cast are Stephen Graham, Naoime Harris and Reid Scott, while Peggy Lu (as Mrs. Chen) and Michelle Williams are returning for the sequel as well.

See what’s in store for Venom: Let There Be Carnage when it hits theaters with the trailer below.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage was set for a release on Sept. 24, but Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that it is pushing the film three weeks to Oct. 15, according to a report by Variety. This latest shifting of the release date (the film was originally intended for a 2020 debut) comes as delta variant cases are on the rise in the U.S.

While Venom is a Marvel character, he is not part of the MCU (at least not yet). Sony owns the rights to Venom as he is a Spider-Man villain, and while the web-slinger is being shared by Sony and Marvel, Venom and other characters that fall under Sony haven’t made the leap.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be released exclusively in theaters. When it does come to streaming after its theatrical window, it will likely hit Netflix first, but thanks to a recent deal with Disney, Sony’s Marvel characters will also be available on the Disney Plus streaming service at some point.

You can catch up with the original Venom on streaming.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.