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Venom: Let There Be Carnage

  • 22-04-2020 5:50pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Vemon 2 has a title and a release date 25.06.21



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    I'm a little surprised anyone is announcing release dates with the future of cinema theatres more or less in the balance at the moment. But maybe the studios want to lay down markers so they can shuffle their other movies into those slots later if they need to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    Could just be putting a pin in it because all the other film studios are shuffling about so much at the moment.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I get people loved Venom, and surprised a lot of folk by doing well in the box-office, but I couldn't be more "meh" about a sequel. Venom's a good character but think on his own, is more suited to a TV series than a blockbuster film. The film sanded off all the rough edges into this weird, tonally inconsistent feature that was a bit of a mess.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,205 ✭✭✭ p to the e


    When your bad guy looks like this then you might be in trouble.

    venom-woodyharrelson-carnage-700x356.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,987 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Andy Serkis is set to direct with Naomie Harris as Shriek, Carnage’s love interest


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,977 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke


    I look forward to it. Thought the first was excellent, had the right tone, the right amount of humour and I think Hardy nailed the performance insofar as going between not knowing what was going on and accepting it. Surprised me really, but I did go into it not expecting much. Must give it another watch again and update my comment if I'm not remembering correctly.

    I wasn't a comic kid, so I probably don't have as good a memory of Carnage as others might, but I think Harrelson could pull it off. I'm looking forward to it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    Did people love Venom, though? It was fairly panned, I thought the first while was pretty good but it turns into a mess in the 2nd half of the movie, it feels like different movies mashed together. I would say it belongs closer to the bottom of the pile of mainstream comic book movies. Watchable but not a good movie.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Homelander wrote: »
    Did people love Venom, though? It was fairly panned, I thought the first while was pretty good but it turns into a mess in the 2nd half of the movie, it feels like different movies mashed together. I would say it belongs closer to the bottom of the pile of mainstream comic book movies. Watchable but not a good movie.

    It made $860 million at the box-office from a $100 million budget; that's a helluva return either way so while yup - it definitely didn't set the world alight - that's sequel money right there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭ Homelander


    I'm not talking about that though, more how it was received. Critics didn't like it, audiences thought it was OK.

    Suicide Squad is similar, made good money which greenlit a sequel but it was slated by critics and audiences thought it was weak at best.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,108 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Homelander wrote: »
    I'm not talking about that though, more how it was received. Critics didn't like it, audiences thought it was OK.

    Suicide Squad is similar, made good money which greenlit a sequel but it was slated by critics and audiences thought it was weak at best.

    No I get that, but TBH there's a point where the money made far outstrips the hazy reception. As you say, Suicide Squad had strips torn of it - but it also made an obscene amount of money.

    My own reckoning is just that Sony are desperate: they've seen a few attempts to (re)launch franchises or hits over the last few years & come up short. Ghostbusters or Men in Black to name but two. Spider-Man isn't even their full property anymore. Venom was a big hit, they'll take what they can get.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,778 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    Can we at least all agree that "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is a terrible ****ing title?


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Due to open now on September 24th this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,912 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,742 ✭✭✭ Cotts72



    Think it could be all action symbiote fest and I'm all for it. Like how venom and Eddie are pretty much as is from the comics now


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,522 ✭✭✭ Brief_Lives


    very cool trailer, almost Deadpool-esque....

    i'll be honest, i would wacth woody have a bath, he is that awesome...


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Genuinely one of the worst trailers i've ever seen.

    Almost as bad as James Gunn's suicide squad trailer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    I wish they hadn't shown Carnage in the trailer and held off till the film itself for that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,987 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    very cool trailer, almost Deadpool-esque....

    i'll be honest, i would wacth woody have a bath, he is that awesome...

    Woody and Tom Hardy in a bath :P

    I can't wait to get to the cinema again

    I've just seen Tom Hardy's Audi car ad


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,778 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy


    I'm basing this on very little, sure... but Woody looks to be enjoying himself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭ The Golden Miller


    Have been waiting to see this showdown since this new era of comic book films started in the early 00s, but I think they've waited years too long for this to be a big deal anymore. People will still go and see it though


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  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ Full_Circle_81


    I haven't seen the first movie (just the trailers) but I get the impression that they've turned Venom into a bit of an anti-hero. Is that a route they took in the comics or is it more to do with the fact that Sony don't have Spider-Man anymore, so they are turning all the villains into heroes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,245 ✭✭✭✭ 2smiggy


    I haven't seen the first movie (just the trailers) but I get the impression that they've turned Venom into a bit of an anti-hero. Is that a route they took in the comics or is it more to do with the fact that Sony don't have Spider-Man anymore, so they are turning all the villains into heroes?

    ya he turned into an anti-hero in the comics anyway I believe. Should watch the first one. enjoyable film !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,642 ✭✭✭ Balmed Out


    Homelander wrote: »
    Did people love Venom, though? It was fairly panned, I thought the first while was pretty good but it turns into a mess in the 2nd half of the movie, it feels like different movies mashed together. I would say it belongs closer to the bottom of the pile of mainstream comic book movies. Watchable but not a good movie.

    Not a massive superhero film fan but look at them all to see if suitable for the kids, venom wasnt but is hands down my favourite superhero movie.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,424 ✭✭✭ The Golden Miller


    Have been waiting to see this showdown since this new era of comic book films started in the early 00s, but I think they've waited years too long for this to be a big deal anymore. People will still go and see it though

    No he was always an anti-hero after the original storyline when we was the bad guy against Spider-Man. Takes him and Spiderman to beat Carnage though, so don't know how it will pan out without Spiderman.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,912 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




  • Registered Users Posts: 9,594 ✭✭✭ Slydice


    That looks mad!



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,216 ✭✭✭ Sonics2k


    The best way to put it is that the movies just skipped straight to the part of the comics were Venom and Eddie move to San Francisco after Eddie realises he doesn't actually want to be a bad guy, but the presence of Spider-Man in New York just drives him mad. So the movies just kinda pretend Spider-Man isn't a thing, and Venom has no connection to him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,912 ✭✭✭ EoinMcLovin




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,507 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor


    I fail to see what they think pushing it back 2 weeks is going to achieve.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,467 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    So it wouldn't go head to head with Bond maybe.



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