As far as actors go who can play insane and over-the-top characters it doesn’t get much better than Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson. Who wouldn’t want to see these two go toe-to-toe, especially in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to 2018’s bizarre hit film that promises to be even crazier this time around.
Andy Serkis takes over as director, obviously leaning into his experience with CGI and motion-capture performance. We get plenty of both in the buddy-comedy relationship between Eddie Brock (Hardy) and the Venom symbiote. Despite their squabbles and struggles to contain the creature’s hunger, they’ve settled into this role as the city’s lethal protector. Then comes the arrival of Cletus Kasady aka Carnage, a mass murderer who has bonded with a symbiote of his own.
Returning for the sequel are Michelle Williams and Reid Scott, along with writer Kelly Marcel. Naomie Harris joins the franchise as Shriek, who in the comics is Kasady’s lover, and Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan who needs Venom’s help in a murder investigation.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens September 24th, and I think we’re all going to be looking out for connections to future Sony/Marvel films such as Morbius and Kraven the Hunter.