Venom, who had a worldwide box office collection of 850 million dollars proved to Sony that they could build their own lucrative Marvel universe without Spiderman, but the movie wasn’t that great.
Besides, Hardy’s bizarre performance as the title character, there is nothing particularly memorable about the movie at all, with the story as generic as it comes, some of the talented actors completely wasted in two-dimensional supporting roles and incredibly inconsistent CGI for a 100 million dollars blockbuster.
Following the sequel of the movie, Woody Harrelson takes the center stage as Eddie Brock’s arch-nemesis and fan-favorite villain Carnage, thankfully sporting a much better and more convincing wig than he did the first time.
The original director Ruben Fleischer has also been replaced by Andy Serkis and while it may only be his third feature, he has proven to be a versatile filmmaker having made biopic Breathe and mo-cap adventure Mowgli: Legend of The Jungle.
According to some sources it was found out that Venom 2 is set to be much darker than its predecessor, which often seemed confused about how to approach a psychotic alien symbiote forced into playing the role of an antihero by its host.
A character like Venom isn’t supposed to be treated like kid gloves, after all, and Sony would do well to take a different approach to the light and breezy adventures created by their counterparts over at Marvel Studios.
While it is not exactly going to be a graphically violent content and grim outing, at the very least, Venom 2 is not going to feature a repeat of the first installment’s infamous turd in the wind speech and is from what we have told, more of a mature take on the property.
Well, this is it, guys. Let us hope the best for the upcoming movie.