VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Director Says Sequel Is Really A "Love Story" Between Symbiote & Host

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Director Says Sequel Is Really A "Love Story" Between Symbiote & Host

Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis has revealed some new details about his upcoming sequel, pointing out that, at its core, the movie is really a "love Story" between symbiote and host.

By the end of the first Venom movie, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his ravenous "passenger" had developed an uneasy friendship of sorts, and it sounds like their burgeoning bromance is set to be a major part of the upcoming sequel.

In the production notes for Venom: Let There Be Carnage (via ComicBook), director Andy Serkis revealed that he views the movie as a highly unconventional love story - but not between the characters you might expect!

“The film is a love story – but not the love story you might think ... It’s very much about the extraordinary relationship between symbiote and host. Any love affair has its pitfalls, its high points and low points; Venom and Eddie’s relationship absolutely causes problems and stress, and they have a near-hatred for each other. But they have to be with each other – they can’t live without each other. That’s companionship – love – the things that relationships are really about.”

For many, Eddie and Venom's dynamic was one of the most entertaining aspects of the first film, while others felt that their banter was more irritating than funny. If you happen to fall into the latter category, Serkis' comments probably won't do much to get you hyped for Let There Be Carnage!

As the title suggests, the Sony Pictures sequel will see Venom go fang-to-fang with his arch-nemesis from the comics, Carnage. The first movie did prove to be highly divisive, but many fans are likely to give Let There Be Carnage a chance, if only to witness that long-awaited battle on the big screen.

Michelle Williams and Reid Scott are set to reprise their roles from Venom, and they'll be Joined by Naomie Harris as the villainous Shriek, and Stephen Graham as Detective Patrick Mulligan. Sean Delaney, Laurence Spellman, and Larry Olubamiwo are also on board in undisclosed roles.

We recently found out that Venom 2's release had been pushed forward by two weeks, and will now open on October 1. The movie is rated PG-13 for "intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references."

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