10 facts you might not know about ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’

10 facts you might not know about ‘Venom:

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  • A well-known person is mentioned in the script’s credits.
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Following her work on the first movie, Kelly Marcel was hired to write Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Although she split the “story by” credit with the screenwriter of Fifty Shades of Grey, she was given solo credit this time for the script. Who did she tell about it? And who better than Tom Hardy?

  • A new director was also hired.
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Venom was directed by Ruben Fleischer, but he was unable to helm the follow-up because he was too preoccupied with Zombieland: Double Tap. Rupert Wyatt and Rupert Sanders were among the candidates that were taken into consideration. In the end, a man who wasn’t named Rupert was hired. Andy Serkis would be in that. Although Serkis is well renowned for his work in motion capture, he had previously directed films.

  • People were preoccupied with carnage from the start.
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Carnage was originally intended to be Venom’s antagonist. The creative team understood that include Carnage in the film and explaining Venom and symbiotes might be too much, too. Carnage was hence mostly shelved. The villain who teams up with Carnage in the comics, Cletus Kasady, did make an appearance in the mid-credits scene to build up Carnage for the follow-up.

  • Woody Harrelson was speculating.
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Fleischer persuaded Harrelson to accept the role of Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage. Sure, he didn’t wind up helming the follow-up, but Venom paved the way for him. Knowing that a sequel was probably on the horizon, Fleischer and Hardy had dinner with Harrelson to try to convince him to accept the role of Carnage. Despite the lack of a script, Harrelson decided to take a chance and agreed to portray the part.

  • Kasady underwent a makeover.
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The mid-credits sequence where Harrelson made a cameo generated a lot of excitement. At least a portion of that was due to his distinctive hairstyle. Maybe too noticeable. Kasady has a different hairdo in Let There Be Carnage. Serkis defended it by claiming that it signified the passing of time, but the hairstyle was modified since it was thought it may divert viewers.

  • They considered giving it a R rating.
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A PG-13 rating is ideal for comic book movies, but thanks to the popularity of films like Deadpool and Joker, a R rating is now possible. There was briefly discussion about raising the movie’s rating to R because of Venom’s outré character and the graphic violence in the comics. Ultimately, though, one of the producers decided that changing the rating merely for the purpose of doing so wasn’t worthwhile, so we received a PG-13 film in its place.

  • The movie was genuinely altered by “The Matrix.”
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Here is how Venom: Let There Be Carnage was impacted by the filming of The Matrix: Resurrections. Scenes from Venom that were utilised to film The Matrix feature helicopters in the backdrop. Thankfully, they were able to get around it by adding dialogue to say that there were police helicopters.

  • A restaurant pays homage to Venom’s beginnings
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Eddie and Anne eat at a place called “L’Araignee” in French. If this movie hadn’t been centred around a Spider-Man villain, this would be a strange name for a restaurant. The French word for “The Spider” is “L’Araignee,” a small homage to Spidey (and perhaps a foreshadowing of the mid-credits scene).

  • A follow-up is forthcoming.
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Since 2018, Hardy has said that he has committed to a third Venom film. He obviously loves the character because the movies have been huge successes and he received a “story by” credit. Producers claim that there has already been some discussion about the third Venom film, and Serkis has expressed interest in returning to the director’s chair.

  • The release date was moved several times
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The first release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage was October 2, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic then continued to make headlines, as is only natural. First, June 25, 2021 was changed. It was subsequently moved to September 17, 2022, and then back to September 24. After that, the date was moved to October 15. Strangely, it was then moved up to October 1st. It was ultimately postponed till almost precisely one year ago today.

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