Where there is Venom, there is Carnage. In the first film back in 2018, that was just related to Venom's destruction through San Francisco as Eddie Brock and his eponymous symbiotic friend were chased through the streets by a psycho scientist. This time, however, it means that Venom will face off against his "other half", that of the popular character Carnage, a reddish symbiote that possesses the incarcerated serial killer Cletus Kasady.
Woody Harrelson appeared in a mid-credits scene of the first film as Kasady, teasing that when he got out "There would be carnage". This obvious foreshadowing has come to pass with the official trailer and poster of the upcoming sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage being released today. As the trailer shows, it's going to be both violent, but will maintain the off-beat humor of the first film. Check it out below:
Despite the first film making a whopping $855 million at the box office, the film got very negative reviews, many considering it a derivative superhero film that belonged in the 1990's. However, clearly fans loved it. Hopefully with new director Andy Serkis taking over for Ruben Fleischer from the first film, the popular motion-capture actor known for such roles as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (along with the role of Caeser in the Planet of the Apes prequels) there will be a better melding of story and effects. We'll find out when the film lands in theaters on October 5th. At the least the poster demonstrates a more focused perspective as the two famous Spider-Man villains prepare to square-off:
Venom: Let There Be Carnage co-stars Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Naomie Harris.