Now here’s a strange marketing ploy from Sony.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage–last year’s successful sequel to the blockbuster 2018 Marvel horror flick–will return to select theaters this Friday, Jan. 14–the same day the new Scream will debut. In case you can’t believe that, check out the short video clip, courtesy of screenrant.com, on this page.
— #Venom: Let There Be Carnage (@VenomMovie) January 12, 2022
The Venom sequel–which is also available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital–has already raked in more than $500 million worldwide, so Sony’s thinking may be there’s nothing to lose (and perhaps a lot to gain) from the new theatrical release. Also, Sony’s Morbius recently was bumped back to April from its planned January release, so there is a void there to fill.
Carnage–directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel–follows Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), the host of the symbiote Venom, as he confronts another symbiote, Carnage, inhabiting the body of serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson).
The Marvel Comics Venom character was introduced as a living alien costume back in 1984 in The Amazing Spider–Man No. 252, with Carnage debuting in issue No. 361 of that same Spidey comic.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Venom: Let There Be Carnage.