Tom Hardy has addressed the blended gathering that 2018’s Venom got following its release. Hardy is set to return as Eddie Brock in the upcoming sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, in which audiences will see Brock take on another threat in the type of Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson. Kasady is a serial killer, dead set on causing carnage. Hardy and Harrelson will also be joined by Naomie Harris, who plays Kasady’s sweetheart, Shriek and Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan.
Now, in an interview with CinemaBlend, Hardy addressed these negative reviews, acknowledging that despite the fact the critics “panned” the film, “what was so flawless” to him was the reaction from fans. Hardy then proceeded to say that the critics’ response ultimately got the wheels turning for the sequel as Hardy says they were “quick to take what [they] learned from the first [film]”. Look at Hardy’s full statement below.
I think with anything, you want something to do well that you care about. And obviously, it didn’t meet… it didn’t carry any water with the critics. (laughs) They literally panned us. However, the audiences turned out in droves, which was what was so exquisite about it. It resembled watching a dark horse be lifted up and be presented and delighted in and relished for what it was. We got straight on the telephone to Tom Rothman at Sony and said, ‘Look, can we put a contribute to do the second one, because we’re really quick to take what we learned from the first and get on and start writing that second one. (To) get on the floor again and see in the event that we can push it further.’
With Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis in the director’s chair this time around, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is probably going to have a totally different feel when compared to its predecessor, and Hardy as of late affirmed that he actually approached Serkis himself to sign on to coordinate the sequel. Early audience reviews are already considerably more positive than those that came out of the first film, with many confirming that Serkis has really taken the story of Venom and made it his own. Hardy’s comments on how he was quick to learn from the mistakes made by the first film, combined with his acknowledgment of the fan’s reaction over the critics’ will probably be invited by those who are hoping for a story that is consistent with the comic book legend of the Venom universe. Audiences can decide for themselves when Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters.