When Venom premiered there was very little thought that it would be the hit it ended up being. A non-MCU Marvel movie that was not getting the best reviews, but lo and behold almost a billion dollars later we sit with the trailer for Venom 2. In case anyone forgot (and how could you forget that horrible red wig) Venom concluded with a post-credits scene featuring Cletus Kasady in an obvious hint at the possible sequel. Of course, fans knew right away what his inclusion meant. In the comics Kasady was a serial killer who is eventually infected by his own symbiote, a red version of Venom called Carnage. As you can imagine, Carnage doesn’t have that whole “moral dilemma when eating humans” that is enjoyed by Venom and Eddie Brock. I could go on, but you should really do yourself a service and check out the arc Maximum Carnage.
We finally have a look at this anxiously anticipated sequel and I am ALL in. I was never a Venom fanboy, but I’ll freely admit that Tom Hardy’s take on the character won me over in a big way. Yeah, he was always visually enticing, but that buddy cop type dynamic on display, coupled with the outright ridiculous hilarity that Hardy dove head first into made a forgettable action movie into something I watched multiple times. Thankfully it looks like the filmmakers are aware of that draw and have leaned heavily into the Brock/Venom everyday dynamic as well as the primary conflict between Brock/Venom and Kasady/Carnage. We get a really good look at everyday life with Eddie Brock so we know that the comedy is in tact. Then a nice look at the Kasady story and possibly MOST importantly, confirmation that they ditched that insanely bad red wig.
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is Expected in Theaters September 24th, 2021
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