Venom: Let There Be Carnage Trailer 2 Breakdown
The second trailer for Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage has just been released and it was epic. There were some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments but don’t worry, we’re here to break it down for you.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to 2018’s Venom. A spin-off film based on the iconic Spider-Man anti-hero. With the second trailer that recently dropped, it showed us quite a bit of what we should expect from the film. The movie seems to be jam-packed with action, comedy and will give us the origin of Cletus Kasady a.k.a. Carnage. Tom Hardy will be reprising his role as the titular character while Woody Harrelson will be playing Carnage.
So what did the Venom trailer show us exactly? Here are a few things that we noticed:
A change in Carnage’s origin story
In the trailer, we see Cletus Kasady obtain his Carnage symbiote after taking a bite out of Eddie Brock’s (a.k.a. Venom) hand. In the comics, he got ahold of his symbiote powers while he was sharing his jail cell with Eddie Brock. The Venom symbiote broke Eddie Brock out of his jail cell and dropped one of its symbiote offspring in the process. It got in contact with Kasady’s bloodstream through a wound transforming him into one of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes.
Frances Barrison a.k.a. Shriek played by Naomie Harris, is another one of Spider-Man’s villains and is Kasady’s lover. In the trailer, we see footage of Carnage breaking her out of Ravencroft Institute. Shriek was a big part of the Maximum Carnage storyline so it’s clear that they will be adapting some elements from that story. There aren’t much information out there as to how she’ll be obtaining her powers. Is she going to be a mutant or just simply just another meta human? Either way, it looks like Venom will have his hands full in this movie.
Speaking of Ravencroft…
Ravencroft Institute for the criminally insane is very famous in Spider-Man’s mythos in the comics. We first saw the live-action debut of the institute back in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The same area where they kept Electro and teased the possibility of having the Sinister Six as TASM 3’s main villains. Will Ravencroft Institute introduce us to more villains in the movie? I guess we’ll find out.
Venom brings back the Daily Bugle
In one scene in the trailer, we see Eddie Brock investigating Kasady’s murder spree and on his laptop, the Daily Bugle’s Website. If you look closely, you’ll also notice that they’re using the same Daily Bugle logo from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man universe. Does this mean it’s somehow connected to that universe? or is it simply a nod to Sam Raimi’s masterpieces? Maybe Loki meddling with the sacred timeline has something to with this.
Although we haven’t gotten a trailer yet for Spider-Man: No Way Home, it’s pretty clear that we’ll be getting a crossover pretty soon. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have already confirmed that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be making an appearance in the SPUMC. Rumors also have it that Black Cat will be getting her own solo film in the near future. Here’s hoping that Venom: Let There Be Carnage be a massive success so that the possibility of us getting the rest of the SPUMC becomes a reality.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to release on September 15, 2021.