Venom: Let There Be Carnage's First Trailer Sets Its Lethal Villain Free

Carnage letting out a roar.
Gif: Sony

Though Sony’s first Venom movie turned Eddie Brock and his unsuspecting symbiote partner into heroes by having them face yet another symbiote threat, the movie also established that there was at least one other significant threat on the West Coast that would eventually need seeing to in the future.


Aside from reminding everyone how ridiculous wigs can look on an actor, Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady didn’t factor all that largely into the first Venom’s plot. There was little doubt Kasady would be back in the upcoming sequel, Let There Be Carnage, and in the new trailer makes clear that the sequel’s bringing its own new titular symbiote into the mix.

Slight as the trailer is in the way of plot details aside from Kasady finally transforming into Carnage, it does show how Eddie and Venom’s relationship’s grown in the time since the last movie. Let There Be Carnage seems to have kept the first Venom’s sense of humor, as it plays Venom and Eddie’s bro-y deadbeat vibes for comedy in moments where the pair aren’t in action, drooling, and threatening to eat unsuspecting victims. We knew previously that Michelle Williams was set to reprise her role as Anne Weying who brought a very interesting and unexpected twist to Venom that may factor into how Let There Be Carnage shapes up when it hits theaters on September 24.

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Charles Pulliam-Moore is an NYC-based culture critic whose work centers on fandom, pop culture, politics, race, and sexuality. He still thinks Cyclops made a few valid points.



This looks actively entertaining and now I feel tempted to finally watch the first one. Harrelson looks like a better pick on screen than I would’ve given him credit for.

That said, huge missed opportunity for not having any kind of Green Jelly reference in there.