For horror fans, it’s hard to beat a little carnage–and it looks like that’s what they’ll get in spades with the upcoming Venom sequel.
Sony Pictures Entertainment this week dropped the second trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, as reported by cbr.com, affording fans a good look at the symbiote battle that reportedly will hit theaters Sept. 24 (but the trailer only says “this fall”.). Check out the action-packed trailer below.
The sequel–directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel–is set a year after 2018’s Venom, when journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is struggling to adjust to his life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom that grants him superhuman abilities.
Serkis described Brock and Venom’s relationship as being in an “Odd Couple” stage in this film, with Venom trapped inside Brock’s body and wanting to be the “Lethal Protector”, which understandably districts Brock from putting his life back together.
Brock, meanwhile, tries to reignite his career by interviewing jailed serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who rewards those efforts by biting Brock’s hand and tasting, as he puts it, something other than blood. This exchange leaves Kasady as the host of another symbiote, Carnage, and thereby hangs this horror tale.
The sequel also features Michelle Williams as Brock’s ex-fiancée Anne Weying, Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison (and Shriek), Reid Scott as Dan Lewis and Stephen Graham as a detective named Mulligan.
The Marvel Comics character of Venom–a sentient alien symbiote–was introduced as a living alien costume in The Amazing Spider–Man No. 252 (1984) and had its first full appearance in issue No. 300 (1988) of that comic book.
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