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Venom 2 Reviews


"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is a 2021 superhero movie and sequel to "Venom," directed by Andy Serkis, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. The film pursues the war between Venom and serial killer Cletus Kasady/Carnage, with arrivals from Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson."

Sony intended for Venom to be the opening of a new interconnected universe. A sequel was planned during production, with Harrelson cast to become villain Carnage. The sequel featured Hardy, Harrelson, and Marcel, with Serkis executing due to his CGI and motion capture technology specialty. The film was shot in England and San Francisco between November 2019 and February 2020, with the title being disclosed in April of that year.

Venom 2 Reviews

Release Date

Venom: Let There Be Carnage finally premiered in London on September 14th, 2021 and was released in the United States on October 1st after several pauses caused by corona pandemic. It grossed $506.9 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics for its screenplay and short runtime. A 3rd movie is prepared for release in October 2024.

The movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage was finally released in the US on October 1, 2021, after being postponed multiple times due to COVID-19. The film premiered in London on September 14 and topped digital charts when it was released on PVOD services in late November. Sony has made a deal with Disney to allow them access to their legacy content, such as Marvel content in Sony's Spider-Man Universe, for streaming on Disney and Hulu after it is available on Netflix.

Cast of the Movie

  • Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom
    The film "Venom" follows an investigative journalist who gains superhuman abilities after bonding with an alien symbiote named Venom. Their relationship is in the early stages, with Venom wanting to be a "Lethal Protector" and distracting Brock from his work and personal life.
  • Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison / Shriek
    Barrison's lover can create sonic screams and is a damaged soul living in isolation with a dark side. Olorunfemi plays the young Barrison.
  • Reid Scott as Dan Lewis
    Doctor and fiance of Weying. Detective Mulligan wants to use Brock to find Kasady's victims.
  • Michelle Williams as Anne Weying
    A defense attorney and Brock's ex-fiancée who briefly hosts Venom.
  • Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady / Carnage
    Carnage is a killer who hosts Venom's spawn. Kasady, his alter ego, only talks to Brock and looks different in the sequel due to changes in hair and voice actor.

Additionally, Peggy Lu returns as Mrs. Chen, Sian Webber plays Dr. Camille Pazzo, Larry Olubamiwo is a Ravenscroft guard, and Little Simz appears. Tom Holland and J.K. Simmons appear in the mid-credits scene from the MCU without credit.


In 1996, Cletus Kasady's lover Frances Barrison was taken to Ravencroft Institute. She uses her powers and gets shot by police officer Patrick Mulligan. Barrison is taken to Ravencroft, where her abilities are restricted.

Detective Mulligan asks journalist Eddie Brock to talk to serial killer Kasady, who only wants to speak with Brock. Venom helps Brock locate the hidden bodies of Kasady's victims, boosting his career. After a visit from his ex-fiancée Anne Weying, who is now engaged to someone else, Kasady invites Brock to attend his execution, where he insults him and provokes Venom into attacking him. During the attack, Kasady ingests a small part of the symbiote, which causes an argument between Venom and Brock about their freedom. The symbiote chooses to abandon Brock and venture out on its own.

Carnage, a red symbiote, appears during Kasady's execution and causes chaos. He offers to help Kasady escape from Ravencroft in return for getting rid of Brock and Venom. Mulligan warns Brock about the situation, but Mulligan later arrests him. Weying convinces Venom to forgive Brock, and they escape custody. Kasady takes Mulligan, hostage, while Barrison captures Weying at a cathedral where they plan to get married.

Brock and Venom fight Carnage, with Barrison killing Mulligan. Venom beats Carnage by triggering Barrison's powers, which separates the symbiotes. Later, Mulligan's eyes flash blue, indicating he absorbed a part of Carnage. Brock and Venom become fugitives and vacation while discussing their next steps. The mid-credit scene of a movie shows J. Jonah Jameson revealing the secret identity of Spider-Man as Peter Parker on television in another room. Venom licks the screen after saying, "That guy."

Production History

A sequel to the film Venom was planned during its production, with Woody Harrelson cast for a brief appearance as Cletus Kasady at the end of the first movie. The sequel to Venom was filmed from November 2019 to February 2020 in England and San Francisco, with Andy Serkis as director. The movie's title was announced in April 2020, and it was intended for Carnage to be the villain.

Venom is getting a sequel, with Kelly Marcel returning to write the script and Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson expected to reprise their roles. Stephen Graham and Sean Delaney cast in unknown roles on Dec 5, 2019.

The release of the Venom sequel had been postponed to June 25, 2021, and was titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Woody Harrelson confirmed that many concepts and people were involved in creating the orange wig he wears in the comic book sequel directed by Andy Serkis. He had not seen the film yet but hoped it was good. Harrelson agreed to play Kasady in Venom's follow-up feature without reading a script because of his relationship with director Ruben Fleischer, who he previously worked with on Zombieland movies.

In October 2020, it was announced that Tencent Pictures would co-finance the sequel to a film they had previously financed. The film's post-production began just before the COVID-19 shutdowns, with editing done in London. When the shutdown happened, the editor returned to the United States and completed work remotely with Serkis. Peggy Lu will reprise her role as Chen in an upcoming film, as announced during the premiere of its trailer.


Filming for the movie "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" began in November 2019 at Leavesden Studios in England and continued at London South Bank University. Production for the film being shot in England has moved to San Francisco, where filming occurred in neighborhoods such as Tenderloin, North Beach, Nob Hill and Potrero Hill. The Anchor Brewery was a police station, while Grace Cathedral and the Palace of Fine Arts were used during filming.

Venom 2 Reviews


Big-screen superheroes have gone multiverse, allowing for rewritten rules and resurrected characters. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduced it in 2018, teased in the trailer for December's Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Venom franchise exists in its unofficial multiverse, continuing from past superhero films.

The second Venom movie, directed by Andy Serkis and written by Kelly Marcel, is less exciting than the first. Tom Hardy delivers a committed performance as Eddie Brock/Venom but is let down by Woody Harrelson's miscast role as Cletus Kasady/Carnage and Michelle Williams' underused character.

The film tries to up the ante with humor but falls short and ultimately feels like it's aimed at kids. Despite hints of queerness in Venom's "coming out" scene, it remains predictably blurry on screen. Clocking in at 90 minutes, Let There Be Carnage fails to impress or entertain.


Lastly, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an action-packed superhero sequel that delivers on its commitment to engage audiences. Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson give outstanding interpretations as Venom and the villainous Carnage, respectively, with their chemistry adding deepness to the story and keeping spectators entertained. The movie features great performances and impressive visual effects that bring the comic book characters to life.

Overall, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a stimulating superhero film that will charm audiences with its captivating plot, exceptional acting, and astonishing visual effects. The action sequences are well-done, keeping audiences engaged throughout. This sequel builds upon the original film while delivering more of what made it enjoyable for fans. It's highly suggested for lovers of the genre and those pursuing an exhilarating cinematic experience that will remain with them even after exiting the theater.

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