’Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailer Gives Us Our First Look Cletus Kasady
The Andy Serkis directed, ’Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ finally has a trailer. Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock who has clearly reached an accord with the alien parasite that lives within him. If you were not a fan of the comedy in the first film, the opening few seconds of this trailer may not be fore you. While it’s unclear how much humor will make it into the final film, opening the first trailer with a shot for laughs is a bit of a bold move. For the most part the film looks almost paint by the numbers. Woody Harrelson provides a decently menacing speech throughout the trailer. We are treated to several scenes featuring Venom in action.
However, one of the biggest reveal from the trailer comes in the form of Ravencroft Institution.
Traditionally, Ravencroft has been Marvel’s answer to Arkham Asylum over at DC. The institution features heavily in various forms of Spider-Man media specifically storylines featuring Carnage or the Sinister Six. It looks like we will also see the introduction of Shreik, Carnage’s on again off again wife from the comics. The addition of Ravencroft also brings into question what cameos and hints to other properties this film will bring.
Currently, the Sony produced ‘Morbius’ movie is scheduled for release in 2022. Consequently, it would be very likely to see some reference to Michael Morbius in ‘Let There Be Carnage’. Unfortunately it is still unclear as to what is or is not connected to the MCU.
Overall, the footage we see is a bit underwhelming. The shots seem far too dark and it is very likely due to the studio trying to hide imperfect or unfinished CGI. Although ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ premiers in just over four months, there is still plenty of time for another coat of polish to be applied to the final cut. To be fair though, both Carnage and Venom look great and have a distinct look to tell them apart. Additionally, the trailer does a good job of showcasing Carnage’s unique skills.
Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom will go up against the psychotic Cletus Kasady played by Woody Harrelson. In this sequel, Kasady will gain control of the Carnage Symbiote in an effort to settle an old score with Eddie Brock. ‘Venom: Let There be Carnage’ will premier in theaters only, on September 24th 2021.