The followup film to 2018’s Venom starring Tom Hardy playing as the Marvel comic book character Eddie Brock, has officially been delayed eight full months from October 2020 until June 25th, 2021… The upcoming Sony film Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage will be including Venom’s next nemesis, played by Woody Harrelson who appears at the end of the 2018 film. In the first film, Venom and Brock take on Klyntar leader Riot who bonds with Carlton Drake played by Riz Ahmed.
Venom Film Storyline vs Comic Book Storyline
Although deemed a blockbuster success, 2018’s Venom did not receive glowing reviews, and there are reasons for that… First off, the inspiration for the film itself came from a much further point in the comic book, focusing on The Life Foundation. The Life Foundation (as in the film) is lead by Carlton Drake, who becomes Venom’s real first enemy outside of Spiderman. In fact, as it pertains to the comic books, the tumultuous relationship Venom/Brock have with Spiderman is put on hold while fighting off the other symbiotes that bond with other humans.
How Did The Film’s Storyline Affect The Real Origin?
This route took away from the story’s real origin between Venom and Eddie Brock who formed the perfect symbiotic bond . This was of course subsequent to Spiderman separating himself from the symbiote during Secret Wars #8. What made the story so interesting and why it conflicted so much with the film’s storyline was mainly the relationship between Venom and Spiderman…
First, there’s the obsession Venom has with Spiderman, which stems from the bond between Spidey and the symbiote, which took place before Venom’s bond to Eddie. Unlike how the symbiote rejects a warm-blooded species for not being the perfect biological host, Spiderman rejected Venom, hence the obsession. Secondly, there’s the hatred Eddie Brock has for Spiderman as a result for losing his job for publicly exposing the wrong person as the serial killer Spiderman captures, proving Brock wrong. These feelings of hatred and obsession form a life of its own and it’s what fuels Brock into keeping the bond he has with Venom. As a man, Brock is no match for Spidey, but with Venom, it’s a whole other story, not to mention level Spidey has to contend with!
Will Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage Include Spiderman?
With all this being said, will we see Venom fighting Carnage alongside Spiderman in Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage? I mean, it’s a total shame Sony decided not to wait for Spiderman to be finished with Marvel so the first film’s storyline could be, well, awesome, but it is what it is. The real question is whether Sony has any intention of bringing Spiderman into the fold so we can see some real action & drama between the two characters.
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