Following the success of Tom Hardy’s Spider-Man spin-off Venom, it ought to be not surprising that a sequel is currently in the works, titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
But what will his pal that is symbiote and Eddie Brock get up to in the new movie? What characters will return, and will there be new villains to allow them? And how will that notification post-credit scene come into it (quite heavily, judging by the name )?
Find out everything you need to know below.
When is Venom 2 Released In Cinemas?
The Venom sequel was originally set to be released on 2nd October 2020 but has now been moved to 25th June 2021.
The June date was initially meant for Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, which has now moved to 1st October 2021.
The film reportedly started filming 18th November 2019 in Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England.
Is There a Trailer?
No, in these very early stages there is no sign of even imagery that is official or any footage. We’ll update this page when that changes.
Who’s In The Cast?
Tom Hardy is confirmed to be arriving as Eddie Brock/Venom, which is not exactly a huge surprise.
“I will say that Tom Hardy will return, superbly playing that character as nobody else can,” producer Amy Pascal said.
“When you think of Venom [the character], you’ll never have the ability to think of anyone but Tom Hardy sitting at that bathtub of lobsters. And once you watched Tom Hardy do this particular character, that is all you had to know”
Michelle Williams has confirmed she’ll be reprising her character in Anne Weying. “I am in,” she told Yahoo!, noting that she wants to spend more time as She-Venom in the sequel.
“I expect I get the equivalent time that way I could say that!” She explained
It also seems likely that Woody Harrelson, that came-od as serial killer Cletus Kasady in Venom’s first post-credits scene, will return for the sequel. From the comic strips, Kasady ends up communicating with another symbiote (Venom’s offspring) to turn into the supervillain Carnage, a character so heinous that foes Spider-Man and Venom banded together to down him in his early appearances.
“I’m in a tiny fraction of the movie, but I will be in another one, you understand?” He advised Collider in May 2018.
The movie’s cinematographer Robert Richardson also seemed to confirm Harrelson’s participation in a later interview. “You get a remarkable central personality with Venom, but now you’ve got Woody Harrelson, who’s going to make his little entrance here,” he explained.
James Bond star Naomie Harris has also been tipped for a role in the Venom sequel, playing sound-powered comic-book celebrity (and Carnage sidekick) Shriek, though at the moment her character is not confirmed.
Line of Duty and The Irishman’s Stephen Graham will play an as-yet-undisclosed role.
Will Spider-Man be in Venom 2?
Even though Sony and Marvel are no more breaking apart over Spider-Man (with Marvel making an additional solo Spidey movie and with him in another team-up film ), at any stage we would expect the figures to come along.
Sony is allegedly keen to incorporate Spider-Man back and Spider-Man and Venom’s status as arch-nemeses from the comics makes the Venom series the way for the character to test in.
There are also reports from Geeks WorldWide which Holland may have a cameo role in the second Venom movie after leaked casting details — however, it is not yet clear if he’d seem as the Peter Parker we know and love from movies like Infinity War, or even whether it would be an alternate world Spider-Man.
There is also a possibility that Venom 2 might cross over with forthcoming Morbius movie starring Jared Leto, which is an element of the same universe.
Who’s making Venom 2?
Together with the first film’s director Ruben Fleischer occupied producing the Zombieland sequel, actor-turned-director Andy Serkis has been drafted in as his replacement, allegedly beating Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt and Bumblebee’s Travis Knight into the top occupation.
“It is happening,” Serkis wrote on Twitter. “The Symbiote has discovered a host in me and I’m ready for the ride…Can not wait!”
— Andy Serkis (@andyserkis) August 5, 2019
Serkis has a lot of expertise with motion capture and/or animation methods, suggesting that the sequel could be showing a visually arresting and even more imaginative take on the CGI symbiote. (Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson, who recently teamed with Tarantino on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will be linking Serkis on the movie.)
“It’s a fantastic franchise and I’m honored to be asked to direct it,” Serkis said (via IGN). “It seems like a very modern narrative, and I believe, hopefully, it’s likely to be an extraordinary piece of cinema.
Explaining that he was “in the beginning phases” of putting the film together, he added, “I have some very clear ideas about what I want to watch visually, and the way we can take the characters into another dimension.”