Sony has released rfor Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and it looks promising. Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Venom, one of Marvel’s most complex characters.
Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage. While he is the villain, Kasady has already taken the spotlight in the new trailer. With his creepy dialogue and mass destruction as Carnage, Kasady/Carnage definitely had audiences engaged. The sequel also appears to be more intriguing than the first film, and more mature.
Then again, if lightheartedness is what you’re after, the new trailer also shows off more of the weird buddy dynamic between Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Venom. If you’re a fan of such iconic comedic franchise moments as the Venom scene where Eddie jumps in a tank filled with lobsters, this trailer is tailor-made for you.
Based on the statues, we can expect a comic-accurate Carnage wreaking havoc in the new film. It boasts the symbiote’s iconic red and black coloring, as well as the tendrils that allow it to regenerate body tissue and attack its enemies. Also much like many comics before the film, Kasady will be Carnage’s main host. Given how bloodthirsty both Kasady and Carnage are, this hosting is a match made in symbiote heaven.
Carnage will not be the only symbiote that Venom’s host Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) has to worry about. Frances Louise Barrison (Naomie Harris) is slated to appear in the film with her own symbiote, Shriek, and will team up with Carnage to fight Venom. Not much is currently known about her involvement in the film, but director Andy Serkis teased a “very, very dangerous dark side” to her when the first trailer dropped.
During a scene of Let there be Carnage, Eddie Brock and Venom (Tom Hardy) are running away from the police on the top of San Francisco’s iconic Coit Tower. At this moment, helicopters are seen scouring the city, and it’s assumed those helicopters belong to the police. As it turns out, the helicopters were actually part of a The Matrix Resurrections scene being shot in another location in San Francisco, which turned out to be the perfect opportunity to include them in Venom with no extra cost. As Kusiak tells it, “The helicopters were actually on the Matrix movie. The Matrix was filming at the same time so we were catching part of their activity on camera.Even if catching the helicopters on film might’ve been a stroke of luck, filming two blockbusters in the same city also comes with its challenges. According to Kusiak, since The Matrix Resurrections started filming before the crew of Let There Be Carnage got to San Francisco, a lot of the planned sequences had to be changed at the last moment. In Kusiak’s words:
“Lots of stuff impacted filming. A lot of our driving shots went away because Matrix controlled all of downtown… We ended up moving a stunt up onto the top of the parking garage because we couldn’t get to the areas we wanted because of The Matrix. But if we would’ve been there first, it probably would’ve gone the other way.”
The highly-anticipated sequel of 2018’s Venom explores how Eddie Brock and Venom keep their symbiotic relationship working while trying to hold their life together. The movie also brought back an upgraded Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) as the main villain after the killer fuses with his own superpowered symbiote, Carnage.