Venom 2 is one in a long line of blockbusters that were scheduled for 2020 and have now been delayed until next year, because even Tom Hardy’s antihero wasn’t immune to EVERYTHING happening.
But when Sony decided to announce the sequel’s delay, at least they also gave us the official title – Venom: Let There Be Carnage – in a teaser video so we could spend the wait speculating about what to expect.
While it sounds like a good title, not all fans were on board for the very specific reason that they wanted the movie to be called Maximum Carnage, which resulted in a major plot point from the comics being brought to the big screen.
As we mentioned earlier, the sequel was pushed back from its original release date of October 2, 2020.
Venom 2 was supposed to precede Morbius on July 31, and then the Jared Leto film was pushed back to March 19, 2021. But Venom: Let There Be Carnage was also pushed back to June 25, 2021 in the UK and US.
Filming began in November 2019 and seems to be completed in April 2020. So let’s hope there are no further delays to the June 2021 release. Not if director Andy Serkis has anything to do with it.
“I started editing and then we had to shut down. The editor flew back to the States and I edited remotely,” Serkis explained in May 2020. “It’s not a bad thing because we can spend more time on visual effects, and ultimately it’s probably better for the movie.”
Hopefully the sequel makes the question mark about her relationship with Eddie at the end of the first film a period. Or an ellipsis. Or a more positive punctuation mark.
But more importantly, Williams hopes She-Venom gets equal airtime in the sequel.
One of the new additions to the cast will likely be Naomie Harris. Although not 100% confirmed yet, it seems very likely that the James Bond star will play the villain Shriek in the Venom sequel.
National treasure and frequent Tom Hardy pal Stephen Graham has been confirmed for the Venom sequel, but his role has yet to be confirmed. Thanks to Tom Hardy’s Instagram, we also got our first look at Woody Harrelson’s Carnage.
Killing Eve star Sean Delaney confirmed to Insider that he has a “very, very small role.”
“In terms of what I’m playing in it, I can’t say anything about it,” he added. “In terms of how it relates to the story, it’s really cool. It’s really, really cool.”
In addition, Sony has a number of superhero movies in the works, so perhaps Morbius (Jared Leto), Silver Sable, Black Cat, Silk, Nightwatch, Jackpot or one of Spider-Man’s other allies and enemies could make an appearance.
Especially since Spidey was also seen in the Morbius trailer….
As for a Spider-Man cameo, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said a crossover is “likely at some point,” while producer Amy Pascal is a big fan of Tom Holland but did not specifically say Holland would star in a Venom movie.