There are currently four Venom movies. For better understanding, there have been four movies where the character Venom has been featured. Those movies are available to stream and watch on several streaming platforms, including Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, iTunes, Starz, and Google Play.
The Venom character is gradually gaining ground as one of the integral parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Given the critically acclaimed reaction to the two standalone movies about the symbiote, which amplifies the characteristics of the hosts it inhabits, fans are curious to understand the roles it has played throughout the movies it has appeared in.
List of Movies Featuring Venom
1. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Fans first got to see the character Venom in the third installment of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man film trilogy, which was directed by Sam Raimi. The character was portrayed by actor Topher Grace and shows the symbiote first corrupting Maguire’s character Peter Parker’s suit.
The consequence of this corruption that enhances Parker’s physical abilities is that it brings out his dark personality and eventually causes a rift between Peter and his loved ones. After witnessing the debilitating effects of having the symbiote in tow, Parker decides to ditch the symbiote.
Unknown to Parker though, Topher’s character Eddie Brock, a journalist who blames Peter for getting him fired and seeks revenge, is inhabited by Venom. Donning the alter ego of Venom, Brock kidnaps Mary Jane, Peter’s girlfriend as leverage in the battle against spider-man.
Ultimately though, Spider-man defeats Venom alongside Eddie Brock but while a small particle of the symbiote survived and provided a hint that a stand-alone film from Sony was imminent, licensing issues scuppered that arrangement.
2. Venom (2018)
It took Sony more than a decade to deal with the issues that had stopped them from carrying on with the Venom story as was anticipated and in 2018, fans of the antiheroic/villainous symbiote got to see the character in a more developed story arc.
As legal owners of the rights to the character, Sony worked with Marvel to give fans the much-anticipated origin story of the character Venom. The plot of the movie still centered around the journalist Eddie Brock, portrayed, this time around by the talented Tom Hardy, and his relationship with the alien symbiote.
They form a partnership as Eddie seeks to expose the nefarious activities of the Life Foundation Company and its CEO Carlton Drake which include illegally attaching the symbiote to humans, who if rejected by the symbiote, dies.
The movie wraps with Eddie and Venom being successful in their attempts to bring down Drake and his alien symbiote Riot as well as with the introduction of Carnage as the villain of the next movie.
3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
The third live-action appearance of the character Venom came in 2021 in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. This time, fans and viewers are introduced to Venom’s arch-enemy from the comics Carnage.
Carnage is portrayed by actor Woody Harrelson who also doubles up as the serial killer, Kasady. The movie essentially begins with Brock interviewing Kasady. They had been linked to each other after Eddie, with Venom’s help, uncovers the location of Kasady’s victims, a feat that took his journalism career to the next level.
After snagging a small particle of Venom’s symbiote, Kasady develops a red-colored Carnage. Things ultimately come to a head when Eddie, inhabited by Venom, who initially left after a disagreement with the journalist, and Kasady, propelled by the seemingly more powerful Carnage, face off towards the end of the movie.
The post-credits of Venom: Let There Be Carnage reveal the potentially shared universe theme that Sony now has going with Marvel. The scene in question showed Venom and Eddie, now fugitives from their universe, watching news involving Tom Holland’s Peter Parker being revealed to the world as Spider-man, a scene that suggests they were in that universe.
4. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
The most recent appearance of the character Venom was depicted in 2021’s Spider-man: No Way Home. Unlike the Venom movies, where the character had center stage, No Way Home saw Tom Hardy’s Venom make only a cameo appearance.
There were other cameo appearances from some of the old Spider-man movies villains, but the one that had fans going the most was the Venom cameo which signaled the apparent collaboration between Sony and Marvel.
Venom Movies Recap
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- Venom (2018)
- Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
How Long Is Venom?
Venom has a run time of one hundred and twelve minutes. During this nearly 2-hour long movie, fans and viewers get a better understanding of the evolution of the symbiote and its complicated relationship with its primary host, journalist Eddie Brock throughout the scenes in the movie.
The length of time dedicated to telling the story of Venom in its first stand-alone film was in direct response to the reaction the character had gotten from its first appearance in Spider-man 3.
How Long Is Venom: Let There Be Carnage?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is just ninety minutes long. A disappointing state of affairs that drew scathing criticism from critics and fans alike because of the level of anticipation that was created among the viewing fan base before its release in 2021.
While the main cast members like Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson, who portrayed Eddie Brock (Venom) and Kasady (Carnage) respectively, did their utmost to give fans and viewers a good movie, the relatively short length of time when compared to other movies like the first installment which had an hour and 52 minutes, and Spider-man: No Way Home which had a run time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, left viewers and fans with a deep feeling of dissatisfaction.
How Many Post-Credit Scenes are in Venom 2?
Venom 2 has one post-credit scene. However, the most interesting aspect of the scene was the collaboration between Sony and Marvel. One such hint is the fact that the director, Jon Watts, who directed the scene, is the same director who was in charge of Spider-man: No Way Home and that it was filmed on the set of the Marvel franchise movie.
The much-touted scene shows Eddie and Venom on a beach, with the symbiote telling the journalist that it had lived a long time and seen a lot of interesting things in different universes, some of which it’d like to show Eddie.
The scene then cuts to Eddie and Venom in a hotel room watching the TV as Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) outs Tom Halland’s Peter Parker as Spider-man. Venom then licks the screen, a move that indicates a clear interest in the web-slinger and a potential interaction between the two characters in future movies, one of which we’ve already seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Who is the Voice of Venom?
The voice of the character Venom was provided by actor Tom Hardy, who is also the actor behind the character Eddie Brock, a journalist whose body serves as the host body of the alien symbiote.
For most fans and viewers of the Venom movie series, the symbiote is the star of the show, a fact that would most likely bother leading stars in Hardy’s position as Eddie Brock, as there is a discernible difference between the voices of the two characters.
For several reasons, those details do not detract from the fact that the Peaky Blinders star put in a starring performance as Eddie Brock. Perhaps he is also most likely not bothered by the fact that the actor responsible for voicing the Venom character has received a lot of plaudits for his work because those plaudits are meant for him too.
Throughout his career, Tom Hardy has developed his vocal range and expertise through roles in several movies and TV series such as The Dark Knight Rises, where he played the role of the villain Bane, and Peaky Blinders, where his voice as Alfie Solomons was quite different from the normal one we have come to associate with Tom Hardy.
Speaking to interviewers about how he managed to voice the Venom character and still maintain his normal voice as Eddie Brock, Hardy revealed that he would do the vocal performance for Venom in the mornings and then have the sound guys play it back on set whenever there was a back and forth scene between human and symbiote.
Fans have also noted the slight difference between the voices of Venom in the first stand-alone movie and Venom in the sequel. Hardy acknowledges this difference and explains it as portraying the evolution of the symbiote, which had replaced some of the menaces in its voice with a higher lilt more reflective of the time it had spent in the company of Eddie Brock and other humans.
Where Can I Watch Venom 2?
Venom 2 and Venom: Let There Be Carnage is currently available to stream across the major known streaming platforms, including Netflix, HBO, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, Disney, Hulu iTunes, Starz, and Google Play.
However, it is important to clarify that following the release of the movie on PVOD services in late November 2021, it made its debut on the top of the iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu charts.
April 2021, though, saw Sony sign a deal with Disney that gave them access to their legacy content, including Marvel content in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU). This means one can stream on Disney+, Hulu, and other Disney linear television networks.
What Streaming Service Has Venom?
Like its sequel, Venom is now available to stream across several mainstream streaming platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more. That wasn’t always the case, though, due to several licensing restrictions imposed by Sony.
Before the Sonny deal that gave Disney the right to stream Venom, the production company released the Venom movie in theatres before releasing it on their streaming service. Several sources indicate that it took another 40-45 days from its release date before fans and viewers were able to watch the stirring drama between Eddie Brock and Venom through some streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video!
Sony also previously released a digital version of the film on December 11, 2018, with Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD versions released on December 18 in the United States. The aforementioned physical releases featured deleted and extended scenes, making-of featurettes, and a way of watching the film called Venom Mode, which provided informative pop-ups on the screen.
When Will Venom 2 Be Streaming On HBO Max?
Venom 2 is already available to stream on HBO Max but only to selected countries in continents such as Europe, North American, Latin America, and the Caribbean. To stream Venom: Let There Be Carnage in the United States, head over to Starz Roku Premium Channel, Starz, DIRECTV, and Starz Amazon Channel.
In the United Kingdom, Over The Top (OTT) platforms such as Sky Go and Now TV Cinema are your best options for a satisfying streaming experience of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. HBO Max Canada does not have Venom: Let There Be Carnage, but other OTT apps, such as Amazon Prime Video, does.
In Asian countries like Australia, platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, BINGE, and Foxtel Now have Venom: Let There Be Carnage in their library. Anyone from Australia who has a subscription to their platform can watch the movie. The sequel of the 2018 movie is streaming on WOW and Sky Go in Germany.
When is Venom 2 Coming Out On Netflix?
So far, it has yet to be determined when Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be coming out on Netflix US or the UK. However, several sources have confirmed that Venom 2 is available on Netflix India but there are other ways to stream the movie on Netflix from any other part of the world, including the US and UK.
To stream Venom 2 on Netflix, get ExpressVPN for Netflix, install it on your devices of choice, such as a personal computer, a mobile phone, or TV, select an Indian IP address, open Netflix on that device, search for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and stream the movie without interruption.
When is Venom 3 Coming Out?
To the best of our knowledge, the official release date for Venom 3 has yet to be confirmed by the makers of the franchise movie. Unofficially though, a likely release date of October 2024 has been touted.
The aforementioned likely release date is based on the fact that Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage were both released in October 2018 and October 2021, respectively.
As things stand, we are certain that there will be a Venom 3 because actor Tom Hardy has intimated as much across his social media pages, and the movie is now in pre-production.