Venom 2 release date: Cast, trailer and latest news for Let There Be Carnage

Venom is one of the most popular villains in all of Marvel comics, but has had a rather bumpy ride to the silver screen.

The character’s first big-screen break in the overstuffed Spider-Man 3 was widely panned, and his first solo film received mixed reviews but was a major box office success.

It’s clear however that one of the best parts of 2018’s Venom was star Tom Hardy, whose commitment to even the zaniest parts of the comic book character shone through. So fans will be thrilled to hear that Hardy is even more involved in the sequel, and will be receiving his first-ever ‘Story By’ credit after spending months brainstorming the film’s narrative.

Hardy will be joined by Woody Harrelson in the follow-up, which is subtitled Let There Be Carnage – a reference to Harrelson’s character who was memorably introduced in the post-credits scene of the original movie and will play a major role this time out.

Fans have also been treated to a trailer for the new film, and from the looks of it, the follow-up is going to be just as gory as the original, with some big laughs on the cards as well.

Though was no appearance from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the trailer however, despite hints from a Sony executive that there are plans for a crossover.

Actor and visual effects expert Andy Serkis is behind the camera – his third film as a director – for this blockbuster sequel, one of a large number of upcoming Marvel movies, but not one expected to be set in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Find out all there is to know about the Venom sequel below.

When is Venom 2 released in cinemas?

Like a slippery symbiote, the release date of Venom 2 has undergone many changes but has finally settled on a host – the sequel is due in cinemas on 15th September 2021.

The Venom sequel was originally set to be released on 2nd October 2020, and also once held the date of 25th June 2021 before being delayed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What we won’t do is make the mistake of putting a very, very expensive $200 million movie out in the market unless we’re sure that theatres are open and operating at significant capacity,” Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tony Vinciquerra said.

“You’ll see a lot of strange things happen over the next six months in how films are released, how they’re scheduled, how they’re marketed, but once we get back to normal, we will have learned a lot I think and found ways to do things that are somewhat different and hopefully better.”

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman (from rival studio Warner Bros) was also earmarked for the previous June date but has since also moved to 4th March 2022.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage started filming on 18th November 2019 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England, and concluded before the global shutdown of film production in Spring 2020.

Venom 2 trailer

On 10th May 2021, a first full-length trailer was released – and it wasn’t short on action, suggesting the same blend of humour and horror that made the first film a hit with fans while giving a first look at characters played by Naomie Harris and Stephen Graham.

It looks like the battle between Venom and Carnage is going to be one for the ages – check out the trailer below…

When is Venom 2 released in cinemas?

Like a slippery symbiote, the release date of Venom 2 has undergone many changes but has finally settled on a host – the sequel is due in cinemas on 15th September 2021.

The Venom sequel was originally set to be released on 2nd October 2020, and also once held the date of 25th June 2021 before being delayed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What we won’t do is make the mistake of putting a very, very expensive $200 million movie out in the market unless we’re sure that theatres are open and operating at significant capacity,” Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman Tony Vinciquerra said.

“You’ll see a lot of strange things happen over the next six months in how films are released, how they’re scheduled, how they’re marketed, but once we get back to normal, we will have learned a lot I think and found ways to do things that are somewhat different and hopefully better.”

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman (from rival studio Warner Bros) was also earmarked for the previous June date but has since also moved to 4th March 2022.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage started filming on 18th November 2019 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in Watford, England, and concluded before the global shutdown of film production in Spring 2020.

Venom 2 trailer

On 10th May 2021, a first full-length trailer was released – and it wasn’t short on action, suggesting the same blend of humour and horror that made the first film a hit with fans while giving a first look at characters played by Naomie Harris and Stephen Graham.

It looks like the battle between Venom and Carnage is going to be one for the ages – check out the trailer below…

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