Marvel fans hungry for more Carnage feast on new ‘Venom’ sequel trailer

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Within hours of Sony teasing its forthcoming “Venom” sequel, posts for that first trailer for “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” blew by 1 . 5 million views on YouTube upon Monday.

“Venom” was a surprise box office hit in 2018, landing at No . 7 among the year’s top grossers, with $856 million worldwide in spite of a generally negative reaction from critics : only 29% good on Rotten Tomatoes. (But what do they know? The particular audience score stands with 81%. )

Monday’s “Let There End up being Carnage” trailer leans to the comic aspects of the horror-ish Venom character, an strange symbiote living in a dangerous balance with its human host, Eddie Brock. The symbiote began as a formidable antagonist for Spider-Man in the Wonder comics before slowly getting an anti-hero over the years; that process is significantly more rapid in the first film.

Both Venom plus Brock are played by Oscar nominee Tom Hardy , exactly who also has story credit and is a producer on the follow up. Woody Harrelson plays Venom’s arch enemy, Carnage (a rival alien symbiote), after appearing briefly in the first Venom movie as Cletus Kasady , Carnage’s human host. Naomie Harris plays Shriek , Carnage’s really like interest in the comics.

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Carnage in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage"

Carnage in “Venom: Let Right now there Be Carnage”

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The new trailer is short on plot details but seems to show convicted serial killer Kasady not only surviving execution by lethal shot, but emerging as Venom’s least favorite symbiote. We all also see Harris’ character going through some things in her cell, apparently exhibiting Shriek’s sonic powers.

At 2 ½ minutes, the sneak survey mostly depicts the anxious truce at which Eddie is here with Venom: The symbiote’s tentacles throwing breakfast collectively — literally — as its monstrous voice sings George and Ira Gershwin’s “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off . ”

A sign in their residence establishes the apparently single rule (“NO EATING PEOPLE”), while Eddie struggles with Venom to enforce that. There’s also at least one Easter egg: A character scans an edition of the Every day Bugle newspaper that fits the format of its appearance in earlier “Spider-Man” films directed by Sam Raimi.

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is the third directorial effort simply by Andy Serkis , whom filmgoers know as one of cinema’s premiere performance-capture actors (Gollum in Philip Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, the title guinea pig in “King Kong” plus Caesar, the protagonist from the recent “Planet of the Apes” trilogy).

“Let There Be Carnage” could be the next entry in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC) as part of the studio’s apparent love-hate relationship along with Marvel Entertainment. Sony keeps the rights to probably the most famous Marvel character of, Spider-Man, and has struck tenuous deals with Marvel Galleries to co-produce films integrating the hero into the Wonder Cinematic Universe.

The resulting movies up to now (“Captain America: Civil Battle, ” “Spider-Man: Homecoming, ” “Avengers: Infinity War, ” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”) have grossed more than $8 billion worldwide, with two more records to come under the current agreement.

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The first of these two, “Spider-Man: No Way House, ” is in production today and may make the Multiverse introduced in Sony’s Oscar-winning smash hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” canon for the MCU.

Announced cast members consist of many stars from prior “Spider-Man” movies, opening the door for crossovers with the MCU with characters from the strong “Venom” franchise.

Those films include the forthcoming “Morbius” (with Jared Leto as the vampiric villain) and the animated “Spider-Verse” franchise (with its sequel slated for the 2022 release).

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Many other films are detailed as “in development” for SPUMC, including a possible all terain film uniting a number of “Spider” villains known in the comics as “the Sinister 6. ”

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is slated for September. 24, “only in cinemas. ”

Here’s what fans say about the new trailer.

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