Tom Hardy returns to his battle with alien Venom in the sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which is now playing. This time, Hardy’s character Eddie Brock, who plays host to the symbiotic creature, also faces Venom’s enemy Carnage. The first “Venom” was a commercial hit, grossing $856 million at the worldwide box office despite some not-so-great reviews. Sony Pictures quickly put into motion plans for a sequel, and now “Venom 2” is ready to be unleashed upon the world.
With such a high-profile release, many may be wondering how it may be viewed. Is “Venom 2” streaming? Is it theatrical-only? Will it be streaming anytime soon? These questions and more are answered below.
Is “Venom 2” Streaming?
“Venom 2” is not currently available for streaming. Its theatre-only release echoes similar theatrical exclusives in the past for Sony Pictures like “Escape Room 2” and “Peter Rabbit 2.”
“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is exclusively playing in movie theaters. If we assume “Venom 2” will follow the same rollout as Sony’s other theatrical releases, it won’t be on a streaming service anytime soon. However, it will likely be released on PVOD sooner rather than later, so keep an eye out in the coming months. We’ll update this post when those details are available.
What Is “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” About?
Directed by Andy Serkis, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) returns for the sequel. Woody Harrelson joins the cast as Cletus Kasady, a serial killer put behind bars by Brock’s journalistic coverage. When Brock visits Kasady in jail, Kasady bites Brock, spawning Carnage by mixing his DNA with that of Brock’s and therefore Venom’s. Female counterpart characters also appear as they get sucked into the battles between Venom and Carnage.
Is the First “Venom” Movie Streaming?
“Venom” is only streaming on the service FuboTV, but is available to rent online. Sources to pay for the 2018 film include Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube and ITunes to name a few.
Head to theaters today — if you’re comfortable with current COVID protocols and the graphic scenes of the story — to witness 90 more minutes of Tom Hardy’s reprise of the daytime journalist and nighttime venomous vigilante.