It’s finally here! Venom: Let There Be Carnage has arrived after many, many delays and re-shuffles. This follow-up to 2018’s Venom features Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and the head-chomping alien he shares a body with, as they try to contain the homicidal symbiote known as Carnage. Andy Serkis is in the director’s chair this time around, and Woody Harrelson brings his signature energy to the role of Cletus Kasady.
Is ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Playing In Theaters?
It is, finally. The road to Venom: Let There Be Carnage actually hitting the big screen has been a pretty wild one. Originally set to premiere on October 2, 2020, the film was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting to June 5, 2021, then September 17, then September 24, then October 15, before the success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings inspired Sony to push Let There Be Carnage up to October 1.
So, long story short, you can currently go see Venom: Let There Be Carnage right now in a movie theater. And after that box office, you can bet it’s probably going to stay in theaters for a while.
Is ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Streaming Anywhere?
Unfortunately, no. The only way to watch Venom: Let There Be Carnage right now is at a movie theater. The 2021 initiative taken by Warner Bros. to drop all its blockbusters on HBO Max, coupled with Black Widow’s debut on Disney+ Premiere Access, really got audiences accustomed to the option of watching new movies at home.
But more and more, buoyed by the relative success of films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—plus vaccines becoming more readily available—studios are releasing tentpoles exclusively in theaters once again. Venom:
Let There Be Carnage is no different.
As to where Let There Be Carnage will, eventually, be streaming? Also a complicated question. Back in April, Disney and Sony reached a pretty massive deal that ensured Sony’s Marvel content—including everything under the studio’s loosely defined universe of Spider-Man-related characters, like Venom—would stream on Disney-owned streamers like Disney+ and Hulu, but only after an exclusive stay on Netflix.
Is ‘Venom’ (2018) Streaming?
The original Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer, is only currently available to stream for free on FX Now. Otherwise, Venom is available to rent on Amazon or Vudu for $2.99, or Apple TV, Youtube, and Redbox for $3.99.
Is ‘Venom’ (2018) Streaming?
If you simply must get your Tom Hardy fix and don’t feel like renting, here are all the actor’s movies you can stream right now, broken down by streaming service:
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Dark Knight Rises
Stuart: A Life Backwards
Maybe you just want to watch a Marvel movie right this second – and that’s perfectly understandable. Whether or not you decide to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage, there are plenty of other Marvel movies you can stream right now, broken down by streaming service:
Iron Man 2
Captain America: The First Avenger
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
Avengers: Infinity War
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four (2015)
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2