There has been some interesting developments involving the Venom sequel as its official name has been revealed and more.
News has been slow recently; all we seem to hear about is delays. Thankfully, this week we’ve seen some interesting announcements involving the Venom sequel. Many were surprised by the first movies box office performance in 2018, and given the success that it has garnered ($856.1 million at the worldwide box office), it’s no surprise that Sony began developing the sequel right away.
The sequel’s name Venom: Let There Be Carnage, has now been revealed, along with its official logo. It will be directed by mo-cap legend, Andy Serkis with Tom Hardy reprising his role as main character Eddie Brock aka Venom, and Woody Harrelson playing Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, a character that was teased at the end of the first movie.
Originally, Venom 2 was expected to arrive October this year, but the movie has now been given a June 25, 2021 release date, hopefully, this won’t be affected by the current pandemic. The video reveal was shared all over social media by everyone involved with the movie. The magnitude of Carnage’s involvement can be seen in both the choice of title and the chosen font styling.
This is the first official marketing effort for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and since the movie isn’t going to be out for over a year we shouldn’t expect any footage any time soon. We should probably expect a trailer to drop sometime at the end of this year. The wait will no doubt build suspense as this will be the first time we ever see Carnage brought to the big screen, or in any live-action format for that matter.
On top of these announcements, Tom Hardy took to social media seemingly teasing some kind of Spider-Man crossover. The post was almost instantly deleted but it featured an image of Spider-Man being eaten by Venom. Hardy would not be careless enough to post this image for no reason so there must be some kind of method to the madness.
Twitter user Brandon Davis was able to steal a screenshot and share it before it was removed.
The inclusion of Spider-Man in one of Sony’s spin-off movies has been subject to rumours since they were first announced. And now Venom has received the success that it has become much more likely that we will see this happen. Spider-Man is currently played by Tom Holland as part of the MCU, something which has been made possible by Sony and Marvels history-making deal.
A deal that not so long ago was in danger of ending, but thankfully, the studios rehashed it allowing the currently unnamed Spider-Man threequel to go ahead.
Venom has remained excluded from the MCU, but this could possibly change soon. Morbius is already confirmed to be connected to the MCU through Michael Keaton’s Vulture, so who knows what could happen as things go forward.