Practice your pronunciation of the word “symbiote” because Sony has released the first Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer. A sequel to Venom, the surprise hit from 2018, Let There Be Carnage pits Eddie Brock against serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes host to rival symbiote Carnage. Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock and Venom, with Woody Harrelson as Carnage. Michelle Williams also reprises her role from the previous film, playing Eddie’s former fiancée Anne Weying. Performance capture legend Andy Serkis has stepped in to replace Venom director Ruben Fleischer for the sequel, which is scheduled to hit theaters on September 24, 2021. Check out the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer below:
I haven’t seen Venom, and based on the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer, this will be another skip for me. It looks more like a spoof of superhero movies than something that wants to be taken seriously. That’s fine in theory, but I don’t think Venom is the right property with which to do that. Venom’s voice is ridiculously goofy, like what you’d imagine a parody of a Scat singer on Family Guy would sound like more than a scary monster. And what’s with Carnage’s “Soon come chaos; chaos soon come”? I understand he’s a psycho who foments chaos, but there’s a fine line between creepy and silly, and this trailer blows past it at light speed. Add in the stupid breakfast disaster, the argument about eating the convenience store lady, and “One is the Loneliest Number” playing over everything, and the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer generates nothing but lamentations of the squandering of what could have been. And the ingredients are there (minus any connection to Spider-Man outside a few Easter eggs, which is mind-boggling); Tom Hardy is a fine choice for Eddie Brock, and Woody Harrelson could make a phenomenal Carnage. That this movie seems to turn the genuine, nerve-jangling menace Harrelson is capable of into something so broadly silly Adam Sandler would think it’s over the top is a shame.
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