Venom 2 Release Date, Casting, and Everything We Know

Everyone’s favorite symbiote is back — and he’s bringing friends.

Venom 2 Release Date – Sony Pictures’ Venom cast Tom Hardy as Spider-Man’s longtime nemesis, and although the 2018 film didn’t click with critics, audiences loved its campy charm. The antihero character will only become more important to Sony’s plans with the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which now has its first trailer.

Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is scheduled to hit theaters September 24, 2021, and will bring back Hardy as Eddie Brock, Venom’s human host, as well as Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady, the murderous host of a new symbiote, Carnage. Michelle Williams and Reid Scott will also return for the sequel, with Naomie Harris joining the cast. Here’s everything we know about Venom: Let There Be Carnage so far.

Venom 2 Release Date
Venom 2 Release Date

First trailer

The first trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage is here and despite a surprisingly mellow beginning, it surely lives up to the subtitle. See our full breakdown of the trailer and what to expect come June.

Release date and title

Originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2020, Venom: Let There Be Carnage had its release date pushed back to June 2021, then again to September 2021, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. On the same day that the movie’s June 2021 premiere date was announced, the studio also revealed the film’s full, official title.

Set photos

Photos from the San Francisco set of the film began finding their way online via social media in late February, with Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, and director Andy Serkis all making appearances in the images.

Hello, Carnage

Tom Hardy gave the world its first look at Woody Harrelson as Carnage in Venom 2 in mid-February, courtesy of a stylized photo of the actor posted on Instagram.

Woody Harrelson as Carnage in Venom 2

The photo was removed a short time later, but not before sparking plenty of discussion online. The photo doesn’t reveal Carnage’s signature, red-and-black symbiote guise — a variation on Venom’s own, black-and-white costume — but the colors of Harrelson’s shirt do seem to be a nod to Cletus Kasady’s vicious alter ego.

An oh-so-precious director

You probably know Serkis as the man behind The Lord of the Rings‘ Gollum, War for the Planet of the Apes‘ Caesar, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s Supreme Leader Snoke, but the veteran motion-capture artist is going behind the camera on Venom: Let There Be Carnage to serve as the film’s director.

While Serkis is most famous for his motion-capture characters, the English filmmaker does have directorial experience. In 2017, Serkis released his first feature film, Breathe, which starred Andrew Garfield and The Crown‘s Claire Foy. In 2018, Serkis’ performance capture-heavy adaptation of The Jungle Book, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, arrived on Netflix after a brief theatrical run.

It’s happening. The Symbiote has found a host in me and I’m ready for the ride…Can’t wait! #venom #venom2 #marvel pic.twitter.com/unCzmJOjop

— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) August 5, 2019

Eddie Brock’s sophomore outing will be written by Kelly Marcel, one of Venom‘s three credited writers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to Venom, Marcel’s other credits include Fifty Shades of Grey, Saving Mister Banks, and Disney’s Cruella, which will focus on the titular villain of 101 Dalmatians fame.

The cast

True Detective and Zombieland star Harrelson, who appeared in one of Venom’s post-credit sequences as serial killer Cletus Kasady, will return in Venom: Let There Be Carnage as the murderous red symbiote Carnage.

Woody Harrelson as Carnage in Venom

In the comics, Kasady was Eddie Brock’s cellmate and bonded with the Venom symbiote’s offspring during a prison break. In addition to giving him superpowers, Kasady’s symbiote affected the killer’s already unbalanced mind, making him stronger and more deadly than Venom could ever hope to be.

Hardy ‘s Venom co-star Michelle Williams will also be returning for Venom 2 in the role of Eddie’s former fiancée, Anne Weying, with supporting actor Reid Scott reprising his role as Anne’s boyfriend, Dan Lewis.

Venom 2

Moonlight and James Bond franchise actress Naomie Harris (pictured above) will join the cast as Shriek, the psychopathic villain who becomes Cletus’ love interest in Marvel Comics lore.

Into the Spider-Verse

Venom was only the beginning. In addition to a second Venom movie, Sony is currently developing a handful of live-action films based on supporting Spider-Man characters, including Morbius the Living Vampire, the Black Cat, and Madame Web, among other rumored projects. Sony also has a number of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spinoffs in preproduction, including a feature following an all-female team of spider heroes, a direct sequel to the first movie focusing on the relationship between Gwen and Miles Morales, and a number of animated TV projects.

It’s possible that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker could join Sony’s mini Marvel Universe, too, and perhaps even make a cameo in Venom 2. Per Sony and Disney’s new deal, which will see Holland’s Spidey appear in at least one more solo Marvel Cinematic Universe film and one more Marvel team-up, Spider-Man is now free to be part of both cinematic universes.

In fact, Venom co-writer Jeff Pinkner hinted as much in a discussion with Discussing Film.While Venom’s archnemesis, Spider-Man, didn’t show up in Venom, Pinker admitted that “it is not impossible that in a future/upcoming Venom movie, Spider-Man will play a significant role.”

Who will be in the sequel’s cast?

Tom Hardy returns for Eddie Brock. Hardy has yet to reveal whether or not to plunge into an ocean of lobster – despite the fact the character is likely to retain the charm that has almost made Venom the film. Michelle Williams will also be playing Anne Weying Eddies ex-fiancé. As promised in the Venom midcredit scenes, Woody Harrelson will portray longtime venom antagonist Cletus Kasady, serial murderer who ultimately becomes the symbiote villain known as Carnage. The long tongue of venom should be returned as well. Stephen Graham from the Boardwalk Empire and The Irish man appears as the unknown character and Naomi Harris portrays the villain Shriek.

Tell me the plot of Venom 2?

Eddie and Venom reportedly exploded after Riz Ahmed snatched the character’s body during a mission to save the world from being destroyed by an explosion on a spaceship toward the end of the film. Lucky for Venom’s Midcredits scene, we have a clear focus on Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady. Brock is a journalist again – interviewing Kasady, a convicted serial robber. It’s creepy, and the plot doesn’t really matter except Kasady’s promise: The phrase confirms Kasadys identity by on-the-nose references.

Can Venom 2 be streamed online?

Unlike Disney or Warner Bros., Sony does not own a streaming service that allows for split streaming / cinema releases, rather the company uses a full cinema release only. Venom Let There Be Carnage is expected to come to streaming soon as well as other films like it. The deal between Netflix and Sony came into effect in April 2021, and Netflix would probably be considered an eventual streaming platform. There might be an odd wait though, the movie will be released on Netflix within several days.

Who is involved in Venom 2?

Earlier this summer Sony announced the film was directing director Andy Serkis. Famous for his role of Gollum in the Lord Ring trilogy Serkis assumes the lead role from Venom director Ruben Fleischer. Kelly Marcel wrote the script and although she was not one of the main characters she was involved with the story. Hardy himself appears to have a story credit because Venom makes him so passionate. The idea was new to Marcel, but he was not new in that regard.

Does Venom 2 have an official title?

Okay. Venom 2 is officially entitled Venom: Let It Be Carnage which sounds very sick but definitely means Harrelson’s Carnage is going to make big contributions there. Sony released the upcoming game on April 2020 with the highly dramatic video below.

Is there a Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer?

Oh yeah! Basically two! Venom makes Eddie breakfast and says, YUM! In addition Harrelson plays Kaady heavily and gives an insight into Harris’life briefly. The next trailer offers a better look at the carnage and the destruction it will cause. Plus, Eddie and Venom are fighting again, this time Eddie paranoia about reentering Area 51.

When can I stream Venom 2?

The digital lease will end on December 30th. Carnage is only available for rental until December 14, 2021. Tom Hardy has been reunited again as the host of Symbiotes — this time with Woody Harrelson. The blockbuster trailers are shown below. 21 November 2019.

When was Venom 2 Original release date?

Venom 2 originally slated for October 2020 has been pushed back to April 20 2020 because of the COVID-18 release. 28 October 2020.

Is Venom 2 streaming on disney plus?

Is Venom 2 available via streamed video games? Venom 2 won’t appear on streaming services when Venom 2 plays in theaters. Please. The first place Venom 2 could go is Starz – though this hasn’t been confirmed yet – it was the result of a preexisting deal for the cable network. 7 november 2019.

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