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Venom Returns, Carnage's Origin Revealed in First Let There Be Carnage Trailer

Sony releases the first official trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the long-awaited sequel to 2018's Venom.

Sony has released the first official trailer for its upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to 2018's Venom.

Directed by Black Panther and The Batman star Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to hit theaters in September. The film marks the return of Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who faces a new adversary in the form of Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), a serial killer destined to become the symbiotic super-villain known as Carnage.


Created by comic book writer and Venom co-creator David Michelinie alongside legendary Spider-Man artist Mark Bagley, Cletus Kasady first appeared in 1991's Amazing Spider-Man #344, and would debut as Carnage the following year in issue #360. In the comics, Cletus was Eddie Brock's cellmate at Ryker's Island. Eddie despised Cletus for his murderous, nihilistic worldview and would repeatedly beat him. Before Cletus could kill his cellmate in revenge, the Venom symbiote returned to Eddie and the two made their escape. Little did Eddie know, the symbiote had asexually reproduced, with the newly-created Carnage symbiote bonding to Cletus.



Based on the eponymous character created by Michelinie and Todd McFarlane, Sony's Venom hit theaters in 2018 as the first film in the studio's planned franchise of live-action Spider-Man spinoffs. Upon its release, Venom set multiple box office records for the month of October, concluding its theatrical run with a worldwide box office haul of $856.1 million. In the film's mid-credits scene, Hardy's Eddie is invited to interview Harrelson's Cletus in prison, with the latter promising "carnage" upon his escape.


Following the success of the first film, Sony began developing a sequel to Venom, with the subtitle Let There Be Carnagebeing revealed in April 2020. The sequel was originally slated for arrive in October of 2020, though faced multiple delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is now set for release this coming September. In addition to Hardy and Harrelson, Michelle Williams and Reid Scott reprise their roles from the first film. Let There Be Carnage also features a number of newcomers, including Naomie Harris, Stephen Graham, Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo.

Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom: Let There Be Carnage stars Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Sean Delaney and Larry Olubamiwo. The film arrives in theaters Sept. 24.



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