The second Venom film comes out later this year, after it's first release in 2018.
The sequel will see Tom Hardy return as the titular alter-ego of investigative journalist Eddie Brock and his alien counterpart, Venom.
Directed by the man behind Gollum's voice, Andy Serkis, and co-written by Tom Hardy and Kelly Marcel, it's set to be another hit with Marvel fans.
Here's everything we know about the forthcoming sequel.
The trailer shows Brock living in relative harmony with his violent, alien symbiote, Venom, cooking together in his apartment. Inside there's a makeshift notice scrawled onto a pizza box and pinned to the wall which reads: "RULES: NO EATING PEOPLE."
Take a look for yourself:
Venom: Let there be Carnage comes to cinemas on 24th September 2021.
It was originally scheduled for October 2020, but the global shutdown in filming due to Covid delayed it until June 2021, and then again to September.
"What we won't do is make the mistake of putting a very, very expensive $200 million movie out in the market unless we're sure that theatres are open and operating at significant capacity," Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman ,Tony Vinciquerra, told Radio Times.
Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock/Venom) and Woody Harrelson (Cletus Kassady/Carnage) are set to star in the sequel.
Harrelson only played a minor role in the end credits of the first Venom, which is where the sequel gets the name for its title, Let There be Carnage, as the actor takes on more of a leading role as the Marvel supervillain in this sequel.
Alongside Harrelson and Hardy, there's Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan, who was spotted in the trailer; Naomi Harris as Shriek, Reid Scott as Dr Dan Leveler and Ed Keir as Reveller.
Venom, which is part of the Sony Marvel Universe rather than the Marvel Cinematic Universe (confusing, right?), follows journalist Eddie Brock, who gains superpowers after getting bound to a parasitic alien symbiote - aka Venom.
In the original Marvel comics, the alien symbiote that bonds with Brock to form Venom spawns an offspring symbiote, which bonds with remorseless serial killer Cletus Kasady to form Carnage - a darker, more powerful and utterly brutal supervillain who originally appeared in the Spider-Man universe.
Venom was created as a nemesis for Spiderman in the 1984 issue of the comic, The Amazing Spider-Man. Fans hope there will be a crossover of the two characters at some point in the near future, but it doesn't look as though that will be happening in Venom 2.
The last time we properly saw the two together in action and sharing the same screen was in 2007, in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, where the character was played by Topher Grace - although there was a brief Venom cameo in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"It's a fantastic franchise and I'm honoured to be asked to direct it," said the film's director, Andy Serkis at the TCA press tour back in 2019.
"It feels like a very contemporary story, and I think, hopefully, that it's going to be an extraordinary piece of cinema."
We look forward to watching.
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