Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage age rating, parents guide and UK release date

Venom Let There Be Carnage UK release date, age rating, and parents guide

Tom Hardy is back for more crazy faces in Venom Let There Be Carnage in 2021, so here are the details for the UK release date, age rating and parents guide to give you everything that you need to know about the film. You can also read more about the story, runtime and cast. With a lot of the stars coming from the UK, it’s bound to be one of the big films coming out over here in the autumn.

The story picks things up with Eddie Brock (Hardy) a year after the events of the first film as he continues to deal with day-to-day life as a symbiotic host for the alien life form Venom, who mostly just wants to eat people. This time, he’ll be facing another alien-human pairing as serial killer Cletus Kasady manages to get his own extraterrestrial body pal to become Carnage.

The trailer hasn’t given much away in terms of how the film is going to pan out and with a whopping 31 million views already it’s done a good job of getting everyone’s attention ahead of the release. As you’d expect, there’s going to be a lot of CGI in the film to bring the epic battle to life, which is why Andy Serkis is in the director’s chair following his efforts in The Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes films.


Fellow Brits Naomi Harris (No Time to Die) and Stephen Graham (The Irishman) have been cast alongside Tom Hardy as Frances Barrison / Shriek and Detective Mulligan. They’ll be joined by Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Cletus Kasady / Carnage and Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) as Eddie’s old flame Anne Weying.

We’ll update you with more details about the cast as they’re confirmed.

Age rating and parents guide

While the film has a PG-13 certificate in the US, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has confirmed the Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage UK age rating to be 15. It’s the same certification as the first film, and matches the nature of the story, which is centered around a killer alien monster with savage teeth, a bad attitude and a taste for eating people.

The second film will also have Carnage in the mix, so if anything there’s going to be just as much serious threat, horror and violence as the first film. Expect jump scares, but not as many as a full-on horror flick. There will also be a lot of alien fighting, the threat/reality of either Venom or Carnage eating someone and a serial killer on the rampage with a superhuman alien inside of him.

There’s also a scene of intended death by lethal injection, which is featured in the trailer, along with a fair few gun shots, which seems to be a big part of the reason why the film is a 15 in the UK.

We’ll update you with more details on the film as they get confirmed. You can also check out our movie news section to keep tabs on the latest upcoming films, or visit the Venom movie website at

Venom Let There Be Carnage UK release date

Venom 2 had a UK release date on Friday the 15th October 2021 having been put back a little under a year from it’s initial schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It came out in the US on the 1st October, so we got to see the film in Britain a couple of weeks later, which means that there are plenty of plot details online to avoid.

Both dates are a little early for Halloween, but it should still be on in cinemas by then if you wanted to tie it in. Let There Be Carnage doesn’t have overwhelming competition for the box office crown in the UK, with just The Last Duel, Never Gonna Snow and Ron’s Gone Wrong out on the same weekend. The only other big films already out include Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and No Time To Die.

With the autumn release, it could be out on DVD, Blu-ray and digital early in 2022, so it’ll just miss out on the whole Christmas thing.

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The runtime for Venom 2 has been confirmed has been confirmed to be 1 hour and 37 minutes, which is pretty short as modern day action movies go. The opening film was 1 hour 52 minutes, so Carnage is a good fifteen minutes shorter, which is unexpected.

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