In Sony’s Spider-Man Universe sequel, Harris’ super-powered villain makes her debut as an inmate at Ravencroft Asylum who escapes with serial killer Kasady/Carnage and proceeds on a violent spree through San Francisco.
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom (Tom Hardy) must use the symbiote’s abilities to stop the duo before it’s too late.
Hardy stars alongside Woody Harrelson’s Kasady/Carnage, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Peggy Lu in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Harris and Stephen Graham making their SSU debuts.
The picture is the second in Sony’s growing comic book universe, and it will be followed by Morbius, starring Jared Leto, in 2022, and Aaron Taylor-Kraven Johnson’s the Hunter, scheduled for January 2023. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is slated to hit theatres this week, following COVID-19-related delays in its release schedule.
With only a few days till the scheduled release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Sony has released a new trailer.
Shriek’s abilities and the nature of her relationship with Kasady and Carnage in the film are better explored in this featurette. Here’s a link to the new video:
The new featurette for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, like a recent promo for the film, gives a much clearer look of Harris’ Shriek after she was mostly ignored in the marketing in favour of Carnage.
Shriek’s capabilities are explained in the video as being based on her ability to absorb the sounds around her and manipulate them for whatever purpose is required, keeping the character true to her skills in the various Spider-Man books.
While the film doesn’t reveal anything about their relationship’s history, it does show her and Kasady’s passion for one another and the chaos that happens when they’re together.
Early reviews for Venom: Let There Be Carnage has been mixed, with praise for its entertainment value and criticism for its lack of narrative improvements over the first film, though some have singled out the relationship between Shriek and Carnage as a better element with Natural Born Killers vibes.
The new ad does a good job of giving viewers a preview of that relationship in the sequel while also building curiosity for how it will be depicted in the film.
When Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theatres on Friday, only time will tell how fans react.