Attention, alien symbiote fans. There’s some good news about Venom 2, and some bad news. The bad news first: According to Variety, the anticipated sequel has now been delayed from October 2 of this year, all the way to June 25th of 2021. So what’s the good news? We now have an official title – Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Fans of the first film already knew of course that the character of Carnage was going to play a big role in this film given the original’s post-credits tag, but now we are assured that Cletus Kasady, as portrayed by Woody Harrelson, is going to be front and center in the Andy Serkis-directed follow up to 2018’s surprise hit.
The news arrives just says after Warner Bros. made the decision to move The Batman off of its June 25 date next year, and switched it out to Oct. 1, 2021. That left the date wide open for a big tentpole superhero movie. Since the Venom sequel was already far ahead in post-production, Sony must be confident that they would have no problem making that date. This change in date also comes on the heels of their other Spidey-verse movie Morbius also moving to next year.
The sequel will pick up from the post-credits tag from the first Venom. In it, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) goes to interview Woody Harrelson’s deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady in prison. Marvel Comics fans know that Kasady fuses with an alien symbiote all his own and becomes Carnage. This forces Venom into a more heroic role to put an end to him. Of course, what fans really want to see is Venom, Carnage and Spider-Man all together. However, they’re going to have to wait even longer to see that come to fruition. Also in the cast are the original films’ Michelle Williams, along with Naomie Harris as the villainous Shriek.
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