A new trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released on Monday. The movie is set to premiere on September 24th and this sneak preview gives us a better idea of what to expect from the Venom sequel.
From the outset, this trailer promises some great action and a truly disturbing villain. Eddie and Venom are learning to share a body, which is bound to give audiences some humour just as it did in the first film. With only a few months left until the film’s release, let’s break down what we learn about it from this new trailer.
A Scarier Villain
In this trailer, we witness the birth of Carnage. His character takes centre stage in this trailer and Woody Harrelson’s performance as Cletus Kasady looks like it’ll be perfectly psychotic. Despite being a known serial killer, he claims that he isn’t crazy and that his real desire is to enact carnage – which makes sense.
We also get a preview of his origin. Eddie visits Cletus in prison and he bites Eddie’s hand. He then states that his blood doesn’t taste as blood should. That’s creepy on its own, but when you combine it with the knowledge that Eddie is bonded with Venom, we’re probably looking at how the Carnage symbiote bonds with Cletus.
One is the Loneliest Number
The complicated relationship between Eddie and Venom was one of the highlights of the first film. It seems that this film will continue to develop their bond. There are already moments emerging that can only be described as a couple’s domestic. Venom’s violent nature draws him towards wanting to eat people, which Eddie tries to keep under control. And, whilst Eddie just wants to get his life back on track, Venom is more interested in making criminals his midnight snack. That particular disagreement causes Venom to jump out and headbutt Eddie, which makes for some good humour.
Eddie also warns Venom that if he doesn’t get his aggression under control, they’ll be thrown into Area 51. The rift between the two is obvious, but it’s something they’re likely going to have to rectify if they want to defeat Carnage. Eddie and Venom will probably have to learn to work in tandem, something which we started to see at the end of the first film.
We also see the return of Anne Weying, who has recently become engaged to her boyfriend from the first film, Dan Lewis. That union is bound to somehow cause more drama for Eddie and Venom. Lewis even makes a comment about the symbiote and its human host needing couples therapy.
Venom Meets his Match
The standoff between Venom and Carnage is sure to be a peak moment of the film. An interesting preview that we get in the trailer is Venom actually being afraid of Carnage. When the pair approach Carnage, Venom hides within Eddie. Their nemesis is a “red one,” which alarms him. Perhaps the symbiotes are colour-coded based on how ferocious or violent they are.
Eddie has to bribe Venom into making an appearance by promising to let him eat anyone he wants. But, it’s pretty clear that Carnage might be a cut above Venom in terms of strength. I’d guess that the bond between Eddie and Venom compared to Cletus and Carnage is what’ll give them the edge.
It’ll be interesting to see how all of these moments play out in the film itself. I think we’re certain to see a dynamic standoff at the end of the movie. The relationship between Eddie and Venom looks like it’ll be just as entertaining as it was the first time around.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage premieres on September 24th