Venom and Carnage will have to wait to tear up theaters screens. The anticipated sequel has been delayed by Sony Pictures from October 2nd, 2020, to June 25th, 2021. Also, Variety is also saying the title of the film is, in fact, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The sequel will see Tom Hardy reprising his role from the smash-hit original, which took in over $800 million at the worldwide box office. Joining him in the film is Woody Harrelson, who made a brief cameo at the end of the first film as Cletus Kasady, who fans know eventually becomes Carnage, an offspring of Venom. Andy Serkis is directing the sequel.
Venom Vs. Carnage
Venom against Carnage is a film smackdown fans have been clamoring to see for years and years at this point. Two of Spider-Man's biggest foes, the 90's creations, are arguably the two biggest comic villains created in the last 20 years. Many fans were hoping for Carnage to appear in the first film, but instead, the setup Eddie Brock in San Francisco and introduced moviegoers to the weird world of symbiotes a little slower. Hardy was the best part of the film, which was very divisive between critics and fans. Fans thought the symbiote scenes and manic performance of Hardy were great, while critics felt the tone was completely off, and the action, especially at the end of the film, was confusing and hard to follow.
One thing I think everyone can agree on, though, is that with Serkis at the helm, the film will have pretty special effects this time around. Renowned across the world for his motion-capture performances, the man has a gift when it comes to getting an emotional performance out of something that doesn't exist. This will be his second time behind the camera of a big-budget film, the first being his take on The Jungle Book in 2018.
Takes The Batman Slot
This move sees Sony take over the slot vacated yesterday by The Batman moving yesterday. Seeing an opportunity, they moved quickly to snap up the mid-summer date and keep a superhero film on the date. Not sure about Venom: Let There Be Carnage, but so be it.