Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage will be rated PG-13 just like the first film in the symbiote series. In a surprise move, the comic book adaptation, starring Tom Hardy as the journalist turned alien symbiote
Venom: Let There Be Carnage was able to get a proper theatrical release, but viewers are still wondering if and when it will be available to stream – and here’s what you need to know.
The superhero genre is currently dominated by two extensive connected universes, but one of these (the Marvel Cinematic Universe) has an extra branch over at Sony Pictures with the now-retitled Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage continues the story of Eddie Brock (played by Tom Hardy) and his alien symbiote pal, which began in the 2018 movie Venom. With all the movies coming out this year across various platforms, you might find yourself wondering just where you can watch Venom 2. If so, we have you covered below. Let’s get to it.
What Is Venom: Let There Be Carnage?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the sequel to the 2018 movie Venom, which also starred Tom Hardy as the titular symbiotic anti-hero. This movie brings Venom’s nemesis Carnage into the fold; he’s played here by Woody Harrelson. You see, Carnage is on a killing spree, so it’s up to Venom – along with altering ego Eddie Brock and a police detective friend – to find him.
Is Venom: Let There Be Carnage Any Good?
Our critic gave the movie 7 out of 10 (Good) in our Venom: Let There Be Carnage review, writing that it “improves on everything from the first movie, leaning into its own absurdity. While it plays it a little safe, it still points the series in an exciting direction.” As for the wider critic community, most seem to have a slightly dimmer view of the film.
How to Watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Sony and Columbia Pictures have revealed that Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be rated PG-13 just like the first film in the symbiote series.
In a surprise move, the comic book adaptation, starring Tom Hardy as the journalist turned alien symbiote, will debut in theaters earlier than expected on Oct. 1. The
“Venom” sequel was scheduled to premiere in October 2020 but, due to the pandemic, was pushed to June 2021, then late September, and, most recently, Oct. 15.
For the rest of you, the ones who enjoyed Venom’s, let’s say, unique brand of humor, we’re happy that you’ll get a full 90 minutes of Tom Hardy and the symbiote working through their domestic issues. Now, the release date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been shuffled around a few times due to the coronavirus pandemic—crisscrossing between October dates—but Sony finally settled on October 1, 2021, for the day we’ll see Hardy’s Venom square off against Woody Harrelson’s Carnage.
What Is Venom: Let There Be Carnage Rated?
Like its predecessor, this sequel is rated PG-13. The MPAA gave it this rating for “intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material, and suggestive references.” In fact, in an interview with IGN, director Andy Serkis said Venom 2 pushes the PG-13 rating to the “very limits.”
Venom 2 Cast
Here’s the full credited cast of Venom: Let There Be Carnage (credit: IMDB). For more info about some of the characters, you can check out our Shriek explainer, as well as our full rundown on Carnage. And in case you’re wondering which is best, we have a full ranking of Marvel’s symbiotes.
Tom Hardy – Eddie Brock / Venom
Woody Harrelson – Cletus Kasady / Carnage
Michelle Williams – Anne Weying
Naomie Harris – Frances Barrison / Shriek
Reid Scott – Dr. Dan Lewis
Stephen Graham – Detective Mulligan
Peggy Lu – Mrs. Chen
Sian Webber – Dr. Pazzo
Michelle Greenidge – Mugging Victim
Rob Bowen – Beaten Mugger
Laurence Spellman – Psycho Patient
Little Simz – Little Simz
Jack Bandeira – Young Cletus
Olumide Olorunfemi – Young Shriek
Scroobius Pip – Siegfried
Amrou Al-Kadhi – Host Two
Beau Sargent – Host Three
Brian Copeland – Rodeo Beach Reporter
Stewart Alexander – Warden
Sean Delaney – Young Detective Mulligan
Ed Kear – Reveler
Emma Lau – Reveler
Louis j Rhone – Reveler
Christopher Godwin – Headmaster (1997)
Tiffanie Thomas – San Quentin Tier Guard
Rocky Capella – Valet Car Park
Sam Robinson – San Quentin Guard
Greg Lockett – San Francisco Police Department Officer
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis – Plunger Man
Otis Winston – Street Man
Vaughn Joseph – Tie Down Guard
Kristen Simoes – TV Reporter – San Quentin
Miguel Arreguin – Gas Station Attendant
Shaz Afshar – San Francisco Reporter
Reece Shearsmith – Priest
Simon Connolly – Grieving Father
Rachel Handshaw – Grieving Mother
Amanda Foster – Victim’s Sister
Akie Kotabe – Victim’s Brother
Eric Sigmundsson – Startled Witness
Chabris Napier-Lawrence – Ravenscroft Guard
Larry Olubamiwo – Ravenscroft Guard
Jose Palma – San Quentin Last Meal Guard
Ashlen Aquila – San Quentin Last Meal Guard
Jamal Ajala – Ravenscroft Orderly
Che Amaro – San Quentin Guard
Joshua Eldridge-Smith – Sympathetic Guard
Rosie Marcel – Detective in Bathroom
Elliot Cable – Host Pre Carnival #1
Once you’ve seen the film and are ready for spoilers, check out our theories on that character, compare your take on the film’s ending to ours in our Venom 2 ending explained, and dig in on our biggest WTF questions about Let There Be Carnage!