I’ll admit. I had zero interest when Venom came out in theaters. It looked ridiculous. Plus, how can there be an Eddie Brock without a Peter Parker out-photographing him? Or a Venom without a symbiote that is hellbent on revenge against Spider-Man for being rejected?
I eventually gave in and watched the movie and I was more than pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it a lot. Tom Hardy made a very interesting and weird Eddie Brock, and his Venom felt like a teenage oddball. It was fun.
I can honestly say that at this point, I’m more than okay with Tom Hardy reprising his role as Eddie Brock and Venom. The relationship between the two characters is fun and weird. And there’s the really great stinger at the end of the film: an imprisoned Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson in a bad wig.
For those aren’t in the know and don’t want to know; don’t read any further.
Kasady is a psychotic serial murderer, who finds himself bonding figuratively and literally with his own symbiote to become Carnage. And really, Carnage is an even more extreme version of Venom. Before the first film, I would have rolled my eyes, but after what we’ve seen, I’m all in on the idea. It’s going to be ridiculous; it’s going to be so fun. And really, that’s something we need.
And part of that fun? The sequel is entitled: Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
At this point we probably won’t have an actual release date for a while But like I said, it’s going to be ridiculous fun. Did I say “fun” enough times yet?