Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to feature the much-awaited live-action showdown between Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady in all its symbiote glory.
Directed by Andy Serkis, the upcoming sequel has been the subject of discussion among many Marvel fans, mainly due to its heavily rumored connection to Tom Holland's Spider-Man: No Way Home. While the sequel's marketing is clearly pushing its universe's expansion, Let There Be Carnage will still showcase an interesting narrative that will continue Brock's story as the host of an alien symbiote and part-time antihero.
The trailers of Let There Be Carnage already showed glimpses of the progress of the bond between Brock and Venom, while also confirming how Kasady ended up with the Carnage mantle. Aside from the dueling pair, the sequel will also see the return of Michelle Williams' Anne Weying (and potentially She-Venom), as well as the debut of Naomie Harris' Shriek.
As the film inches closer to its October release, a brand new wave of clips has emerged that gives a preview of its mysterious narrative.
Venom Marketing Unveils New Clips for Sequel
Sony Pictures released four new clips for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, showcasing spoiler-heavy scenes involving Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady.
The first clip shows an argument between Eddie Brock and Venom, with the latter ultimately headbutting the former in the face but quickly apologizing:
The second clip shows a detective informing Brock that Cletus Kasady wants to see him for unknown reasons:
Woody Harrelson's Marvel villain tries to taunt Eddie Brock, but Venom is clearly not having it in this official clip from the sequel:
Naomie Harris' Shriek makes her terrifying debut in this new clip for Let There Be Carnage:
The Imminent Venom and Carnage Showdown Teased
This latest batch of clips for Venom: Let There Be Carnage should provide more insight on what the narrative will be about, while also boosting the anticipation for the sequel.
While 2018's Venom ended on a good note, the initial clip established the idea that the relationship between Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and the alien symbiote still needs some getting used to. On a plot level, this makes narrative sense, considering that it would take some time for the two individuals to get along.
It will be interesting to find out how Let There Be Carnage will further progress the dynamic of the two main characters, but signs indicate that their upcoming duel against Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady will cement their bond even stronger.
Meanwhile, Kasady's manipulative personality is showcased in the second meeting between him and Brock. The fact that Kasady knows Brock's past could hint that the villain found a way to gather information about the journalist before his death sentence, and this could potentially mean that he knows something about Venom as well.
This would explain why Kasady is so hellbent on talking to Brock before his imminent death in jail, meaning that the journalist's symbiote friend may be his key to freedom.
On a separate note, Naomi Harris' Shriek appears to be a formidable villain based on the minute-long footage that was shown. In the pages of Marvel Comics, Shriek's chance encounter with Carnage cemented her path to villainy, establishing herself as one of Spider-Man's deadliest foes.
It remains to be seen if the dynamic between Carnage and Shriek from the comics will be showcased in the sequel. There's a strong chance that it will though, since there were glimpses in the film's trailer that Harris' Marvel villain is out of prison.
All will be revealed when Venom: Let There Be Carnage premieres in theaters on October 1, 2021.