Among the pantheon of comic book characters, few have resonated with metalheads quite like Venom, the Spider-Man antagonist comprised of disgraced journalist Eddie Brock and his plasmatic alien symbiote. Not only is Venom a slavering monster with an alligator mouth full of razor teeth and a penchant for eating brains — basically how every metal fan feels inside — but Brock’s love-hate relationship with his ‘other’ is one with which most people who have an active dark side can identify. Now, the first trailer for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage has been revealed, and damn, does it deliver.
The first thing fans will notice watching the trailer is that the movie is expanding Brock’s relationship with his alien symbiote (the character played once more in this film by Tom Hard). The alien isn’t simply a voice in Eddie’s head, it’s an appendage of sorts that takes part in his everyday life. More importantly, though, the trailer introduces us to Celtus Kassady (Woody Harrelson), the psychotic mass murdered who becomes host to the Venom symbiote’s offspring, Carnage, who’s like Venom only red, multi-tentacled, and insanely terrifying (and, it should be noted, is an important part of Marvel’s current symbiote storyline, acting as an envoy of sorts for the symbiote god who is currently causing havoc across the Marvel Universe). For fans of the comic book, the movie offers the explosion of gooey alien madness they’ve always wanted, and for those who aren’t, well, what the hell is wrong with you? Go pick up the original Todd McFarlane story arc right now.
Check out the trailer for Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage below:
Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage comes out September 24th, in theaters. So if you’re looking for a movie to break your popcorn cherry post-COVID, this one might be loud and crazy enough for that.
Words by Chris Krovatin