Venom: Let There Be Carnage has hit theaters but the film is absent from Marvel’s website and social media accounts, likely due to being a Sony film.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has finally opened in theaters, but one would not know by looking at Marvel’s social media as there is no mention of the film. The first Venom was a surprise hit when it opened in theaters, grossing $856.1 million worldwide, and Sony put in an effort to expand their own cinematic universe. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the second film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe and features Marvel characters Venom, Carnage, and Shriek.
Venom is arguably one of Marvel’s most merchandisable characters, as his image can be found on numerous comic books, t-shirts, and merchandise. Marvel Comics has even put more emphasis on expanding Venom and Carnage’s mythology with the creation of characters like Knull the King in Black and the creation of the weapon the Necrosword. It appeared that Marvel was building up anticipation for Venom: Let There Be Carnage and was going all-in on supporting the character.