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Venom: Let There Be Carnage release date delayed, trailers, cast and everything else we know

Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer, release date, cast and everything else we know
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Venom 2 (aka Venom: Let There Be Carnage) is getting delayed. Yes, Sony Pictures has decided to push the film back to October. It's the first film in a while to get a delay that's likely related to still-spreading Covid-19 pandemic.

Most recently, we got a new trailer — and it knows how to tease out what we really want. And it's time to forget about that "No eating people" rule, as a big fight is coming to the Sony Pictures Spider-verse.

This new clip gives us more of Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady, and teases the big smackdown between his Carnage symbiote and Venom. And along the way, we've got more comedic hijinks between Brock and Venom. 

Venom: Let There Be Carnage release date

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now coming out on October 15, 2021, pushed back from its September 24, 2021 date. It appears to be related to the rising rates of Covid-19 cases, as the Delta variant spreads. 

Venom 2 will be in theaters only, it appears, as no day-1 streaming deal has been inked as of this time. This is just one chapter of Sony's Spider-Man movies, and the next upcoming chapter is Spider-Man: No Way Home, coming on December 17, 2021. Then, the Jared Leto-led Morbius drops on January 21, 2022.

Since it's rumored to deal with the multi-verse, No Way Home could open up a big can of worms for other movies in this microcosm.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailers

The latest trailer confirms what we all expected. Venom and Carnage are going to throw down in a symbiote grudge-match. The Venom voice, though, continues to steal the show with comedic delivery.

The trailer for Venom 2 starts off with a hilarious state of things for the Brock apartment. The Venom symbiote's arms, extending out of Eddie's back, are cooking him breakfast, and being pretty messy. Venom even sings.

Then, we cut to a jail, where we see Kasady writing fanmail to Brock. He sounds pretty malicious, as if he's angry he was left to rot. 

Unfortunately, there is no Spider-Man, or any other big Marvel characters, as Tom Holland seems stuck in the never-ending rumor mill for Spider-Man: No Way Home. Maybe Dr. Strange will help him break free.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage cast

The main marquee names of Venom are back in Venom 2. Of course that starts with Tom Hardy reprising the role of journalist Eddie Brock, who becomes Venom when an alien symbiote attaches to him. Michelle Williams also returns as Anne Weying (a district attorney, who is Eddie's ex-fiancée).

Venom 2 will also bring back Woody Harrelson, who we saw at the tail end of Venom. He's playing Cletus Kasady, who hosts a second alien symbiote — known as Carnage (hence the film's title).

Reid Scott returns as Dr. Dan Lewis, Weying's boyfriend. 

Venom 2 introduces Naomie Harris as Shriek — the love interest for Kasady. Shriek has been a villain in her own right in the comics, allying with Carnage during the Maximum Carnage storyline. In the comics Shriek's powers are pretty easy to guess, based on her name: she can use sound as a weapon and shield. She can also fly.

  • Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom
  • Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage
  • Michelle Williams as Anne Weying
  • Reid Scott as Dan Lewis
  • Naomie Harris as Shriek
  • Stephen Graham as TBA
  • Sean Delaney as TBA
  • Larry Olubamiwo as TBA
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.