On Monday, Sony Pictures Entertainment, released the second highly anticipated trailer of their most awaited film `Venom: Let there be Carnage`. From the trailer it seems like it’s going to be a face off between the film protagonist Tom Hardy and the antagonist played by actor Woody Harrelson.
The film once again stars Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist who has an alien symbiote living within him. Together, they are Venom.
This time around Harrelson is also starring, after the actor portrayed serial killer Cletus Kasady in the post-credits scene for the first `Venom`, released in 2018.
The new movie will see Harrellson`s Kasady transform into Carnage, a villain known as Venom`s chief antagonist in the comics.
The trailer hints that Cletus acquires his symbiote by chomping on Eddie`s hand and tasting his symbiote-infused blood, but there might be more to it than that.
Viewers also catch a few glimpses of Shriek (Naomie Harris), who has sonic-scream powers and is Kasady`s girlfriend in the comics. Even though Venom started out as a Spider-Man villain in the comics, the symbiote first appeared as Spidey`s stylish black costume.
The first movie wasn`t connected to the wallcrawler or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The previous trailer suggested deeper links to elements from Spidey comics, and the season finale of a recent MCU TV series opens the door for a crossover.
Andy Serkis has directed `Venom: Let There be Carnage`. This Columbia Pictures film, in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures, also stars Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie.
The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal and Hutch Parker.The original `Venom`, directed by Ruben Fleischer, was a surprise smash hit, earning USD 856 million globally.
It is one of multiple movies set in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters.Following its new `Venom` movie, Sony also has Jared Leto`s `Morbius` due to be out on January 19.
The studio also has Aaron Taylor-Johnson attached to play Kraven the Hunter in a film hitting theaters in January 2023.
`Venom : Let There Be Carnage` is due to release in theaters on September 24.