Venom: Let There Be Carnage London film premiere 2023
Eddie Brock struggles to adjust to his new life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, which grants him super-human abilities in order to be a lethal vigilante. Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage London Premieres Venom: Let There Be Carnage
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- Release in Cinemas: 2021-10-01
- Rating: 6.1
- Runtime: 97 min minutes
- directors: Andy Serkis
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- When Brock enters Mrs Chen's shop, Venom arranges a stack of magazines for her. On the cover of those magazines is Marvel writer Stan Lee.
- Tom Hardy received his first story credit for this film, making him the fifth person to receive writing credit for a comic book superhero film that he also starred in, after Christopher Reeve (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man (2015)), Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk (2008)) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2 (2018)).
- Andy Serkis cites The Odd Couple (1970) as an influence on the relationship between Eddie Brock and Venom: "They're figuring out how to be with each other. Eddie is struggling with Venom who's like a manic toddler, while Venom feels trapped in Eddie's body."
- Eddie Brock is wearing a Mumford Phys Ed T-shirt and a Detroit Lions jacket throughout the movie which mirrors what Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley wears in the Beverly Hills Cop series. He wears the Mumford shirt in Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 and the Detroit Lions jacket in Beverly Hills Cop 2 and 3.
- Running at just 97 minutes (1 hour and 37 minutes), this is the shortest superhero film to be released (excluding straight-to-video and/or animated superhero movies) since Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), which ran for 92 minutes.
- Andy Serkis wanted Carnage to have "off-kilter and strange" motions that would fit his powers and nature: "Cletus has real intelligence and humor, and that's reflected in the symbiote that is linked to him; Carnage's playfulness, wit and strangeness, you just can't pin him down. Fighting Carnage would be like trying to have a fight with an octopus basically." Serkis and his team worked with a group of dancers and actors on a performance-capture stage to test and build out Carnage's movements.
- The film's antagonist Carnage was actually supposed to appear in Venom (2018). He was later replaced by the Riot symbiote in favor of a future appearance.
- Andy Serkis only agreed to direct the film on the proviso that he would be allowed to film the majority of in his native UK and do all the post-production work there too, because he didn't want to be away from his family for long periods. Unknown to him, Sony was planning on doing this anyway, and therefore were looking for a UK based director to oversee the production. As it happened, this proved to be very useful, as during the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic, international air traffic was temporarily closed down, but production could still continue.
- Andy Serkis was announced as the new director of the sequel over Travis Knight, Rupert Sanders and Rupert Wyatt.
- The working title during production was simply Venom 2. At one point Sony considered releasing the movie under the title 'Venom: Love Will Tear Us Apart' after a suggestion from director Andy Serkis (who is a fan of 1980s British new wave band 'Joy Division').
- The release date for this film was moved several times due to the worldwide temporary shutdown of movie theaters because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The original date was supposed to be October 2020 but this was then delayed to June 2021, then again to September 2021 and then finally to October 2021.
- Sony has chosen to replace director Ruben Fleischer due to his commitments to Zombieland: Double Tap (2019).
- Filming wrapped in February 2020, just a handful of weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the worldwide film industry. Due to pandemic restrictions the majority of the film was edited done remotely with most of the post production work done during that period too.
- The Fifth Marvel film to be scored by Marco Beltrami after Blade II (2002), Logan (2017), Fantastic Four (2015), and The Wolverine (2013)
- The first Andy Serkis film not to have music composed by Nitin Sawhney.
- At one point Anne refers to Detective Mulligan as "the little guy". Stephen Graham played Anthony Provenzano, aka "the Little Guy", in The Irishman (2019).
- Eddie and Anne meet at the restaurant "L'Araignée" which is French for "The Spider".
- The film includes both actors who have played notorious gangster Al Capone. Tom Hardy played Capone in the 2020 film Capone and Stephen Graham played Capone in Boardwalk Empire. Both Hardy and Graham are the only two English actors to play Al Capone.
- This is the first Venom movie to be shot in the taller 1.85:1 aspect ratio, unlike its predecessor which was filmed in Cooke /i Scope (anamorphic) 2.39:1.
- The second film of Sony's Spider-Man Universe (SSMU), following Venom (2018).
- Both Naomie Harris (Frances Barrison / Shriek) and Stephen Graham (Patrick Mulligan) appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, where Naomie Harris plays the role of Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) while Stephen Graham plays the role of Scrum in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
- Tom Hardy and Stephen Graham both appeared in the 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers." Each were featured in two episodes--the first two for Graham and final two for Hardy, respectively. They did not share any screen time in the series.
- In his last moment, Patrick Mulligan's eyes glow blue indicating he has his own symbiote and setting the stage for his role as Toxin. In the comics, Toxin the spawn of Carnage and the first symbiote Spider-Man truly considers an ally. He first bonded to Mulligan, and later Eddie Brock.
- When Eddie and Venom are arguing with each other in his apartment, Tom Hardy recorded lines as Venom which were played back (in an earpiece Hardy wore) by a sound operator. This technique let Hardy improvised his dialogue as an exasperated Eddie.
- First SSMU (Sony's Spider-Man Universe) film to acknowledge the events of the MCU, as shown in the post-credits scene where Venom and Eddie see the Daily Bugle broadcast by J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) confirming Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as Spider-Man and framing him for the death of Mysterio/Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
- During the end battle, Venom concludes that Kasady and Carnage did not truly bond as they did. In the comics, the opposite is true. Venom and Eddie remain two separate characters who refer to themselves as "we" whereas Kasady truly bonded with his symbiote and is one of the few to refer to himself in the singular.
- In the end-credits scene, Venom is transported to a completely different room where he sees Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If he was transported across universes and not just locations, this would explain the lack of the MCU's San Francisco based heroes Ant-Man, Wasp, and Shang-Chi in the Venom movies.
- The telenovela that Venom and Eddie are watching in the post-credits scene is Acorralada (2007), starring David Zepeda and Alejandra Lazcano.