Due to the coronavirus global pandemic, It’s no surprise that most movies have been either pushed back a few months or even an entire year. But when those films were already set to drop later in this year it’s a little bit surprising.
“VENOM:LET THERE BE CARNAGE,” the sequel to Sony’s 2018 superhero blockbuster, has now delayed its big screen debut. The Tom Hardy starring sequel was expected to hit theaters Oct. 2, 2020 but now will instead launch eight months later on June 25, 2021.
This may not be a bad move for the movie. Granted the original VENOM debuted in October and the sequel was following suit. This now allows for the film to be amongst the summer blockbuster list of 2021.
Andy Serkis takes over the directing chair from Ruben Fleischer for the follow-up to “VENOM,” which sees Tom Hardy once again bond with the alien symbiote known as Venom. The sequel will also feature the return of Michelle Williams and added on will b, Reid Scott, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kassidy aka Carnage.
Earlier this week it was announced that Sony pictures was going to be adding another villain to the Andy Serkis directed sequel, VENOM 2. It was said that casting had begun for the role but not it is being revealed as to whom is in contention.
According to Variety, Academy Award winner, Naomie Harris is in talks to talk on the role of Woody Harrelson’s, Carnage’s girlfriend, Shriek. If the casting becomes official the duo will more than likely pair up to take on Tom Hardy in the title character role.
Michelle Williams is also said to be reprising her role as Anne Weyling for the film as well.
With SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME crossing the $1 billion worldwide gross line it seems that the executives at Sony are now even more eager to get the sequel to VENOM starring Tom Hardy rocking and rolling.
Sony is currently trying to find out who will helm the film starring Tom Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock who becomes bonded with an alien symbiote that endows him with superhuman abilities. Ruben Fleischer directed the first film but will not return for the sequel as he is currently in post-production on ZOMBIELAND DOUBLE TAP and Sony would like to begin filming in the fall.
Those in the mix for the directorial task with Andy Serkis, who directed MOWGLI:LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE, Travis Knight, director of BUMBLEBEE and Rupert Wyatt who directed RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and most recently CAPTIVE STATE.
Nothing is official as of now but as more news develops stay tuned here.
After a blockbuster debut that seemingly divided many but still silenced many doubters, Venom, the hit Sony film starring Tom Hardy is officially getting the go ahead for season two.
The studio has tapped Kelly Marcel, one of the screenwriters from the first movie, to pen to script. The news was first broken by Variety and it is also being reported that Marcel’s deal is a significant one even though and exact number has not been revealed. She is also set to executive produce the follow-up.
Venom grossed a massive $855 million worldwide. The news comes after the studio recently dated an untitled Marvel sequel for October 2020. Fans were pretty much easily able to surmise that slot was for “Venom 2,” giving it the same release date as its predecessor
Michelle Williams is set to reprise her role for the sequel along with Woody Harrelson becoming Carnage in the movie. it is not known yet whether or not original film director Ruben Fleischer will return to direct the sequel due to the potential of him being busy with the Zombieland sequel.
Are you excited to hear that the ball is officially rolling with this? What are your feelings? Let us Know.
Venom has been consistently making waves at the box office. After its incredible debut domestically and then an explosive one in China its has steadily been on a roll jumping its global total. Analysts had predicted that the picture could amass as much as $800 million before it finishes its theatrical run, and it has now crossed that milestone having taken in $822.5 million worldwide ($211.7M domestic, $610.8M intl).
You definitely have to acknowledge that many audiences scoffed when hearing that this would be a Spider-Man less movie and these numbers have shut that down.
This bodes extremely well for Sony moving forward into their marvel universe with a for sure sequel and their next project Morbius: The Living Vampire starring Jared Leto.
Are you surprised by this total and do you think the number will continue to rise?
Following the success of Sony’s Venom, it seems it’s a safe bet to say that ALL systems are go on the sequel.
At the end of Venom, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy Hardy) goes to San Quentin prison to interview serial killer Cleatus Kassidy played by Woody Harrelson utters the line, “There will be Carnage”. Which was followed by a sadistic grin and laugh.
This poster was released showing Harrelson covered in half of his iconic red symbiote similar to that of Brock’s and it honestly is extremely exciting.
With the change in the origin of Venom it will be interesting to see how they explain Kassidy receiving the symbiote that enhances his murdering prowess.
We are a little over three weeks away from Spider-Man’s arch nemesis making his solo film debut on the big screen in VENOM. The promotional game has gone into full gear on many different levels. We recently found out the official rating for the film, PG-13, which surprised and upset some fans knowing the nature of the character and the dark gritty look of the film. Add to this tv spots and billboards popping up all that is left is to witness the film itself.
This however is not before we get one more good promo poster. This one features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) standing between, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) and Anne Weyling (Michelle Williams) with the anti-hero himself eclipsing them all.
What do you think about the poster? Does it pump up your anticipation for the movie.
Enimem is doing original music for the upcoming Sony pictures Venom movie.
The song titled after the film appears and debuted on the surprise Marshall Mathers album Kamikaze was also revealed on Twitter in a tweet.
Not sure if this will aid with the promotion of the film or even hinder it. Nonetheless it will be interested to see how it goes and even listen to the album itself.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have another look at Tom Hardy from the upcoming Sony Pictures Venom.
This time we have a better look at the anti-hero as he handles a robber who is attempting to rob a convenience store as seen at the end of the most recent trailer that was released. Also in that scene we the would be robber possibly get his head bit off. It is said that this version of Venom is from the Lethal Protector arc.
What do you think of this image? Does it give you more or less anticipation for the film.
For years now many Spider-Man fans have been wanting to see the wall crawler go up against one of his greatest foes in Kraven the Hunter. Now it seems that they will be getting their wish granted.
Sony Pictures has brought on The Equalizer 2 screenwriter Richard Wenk to write the script for the solo film of one Sergei Kravenoff.
Now a Kraven film should not come as a surprise to many given that it was mentioned that Sony may have interest in doing a film based on the exotic hunter but this was during time when Silver and Black was first announced. Silver and Black though for the moment has been shelved so there was no real expectation if the Kraven film would get off the ground. However, with the debut of Venom in theaters in a couple of months Sony must believe in what they have there and feel it is enough to move forward.
Since Sony does not have the direct rights to use Spider-Man could that mean if the Kraven movie goes forward that he would be hunting one Eddie Brock instead. Hmmmm we shall see.