A new preview of Venom: Let There Be Carnage has finally arrived. The action-packed trailer is less than three minutes long, but a lot was revealed about the sequel to 2018’s Venom in that short amount of time. The movie, from director Andy Serkis and screenwriter Kelly Marcel, is set for a Sept. 24 release after the original release date was thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tom Hardy will reprise his role as the ill-fated Eddie Brock, a journalist adjusting to being inhabited by an alien that calls itself Venom. Brock visits the infamous serial killer, Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson, for an interview. After Kasady bites him, he accidentally spawns another alien. Appropriately called Carnage, the red pest intimidates even Venom. It sports barbed tendrils sticking out of its back, razor-sharp teeth and an unending tongue.
The trailer was announced on Twitter, with the official Venom: Let There Be Carnage Twitter account saying, “You are what you eat. Feast on the new tailor for #Venom: Let There Be #Carnage, exclusively in movie theaters this fall.”
— #Venom: Let There Be Carnage (@VenomMovie) August 2, 2021
Fans took to Twitter to show their excitement—along with their capacity to come up with a quick meme.
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) August 2, 2021
me watching Cletus turn to Carnage in the Venom 2 trailer pic.twitter.com/G76qL21Kk4
— Eso of Czarface (@Czarface_Eso) August 2, 2021
With Venom: Let There Be Carnage comes the question of if the Spider-Man cinematic universe will tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the trailer for Sony’s Morbius, fans can see an image of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man with the word “murderer” written across the photo. Some think this has something to do with Spider-Man getting accused of killing Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Maguire was most likely used because Marvel owns all the rights to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Further proof comes with the cross-franchise and cross-studio casting for the highly anticipated Spider-Man: No Way Home. Alfred Molina will return as Doctor Octopus, and Jamie Foxx will return as Electro for the film.
You can watch the trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage below.