The first Venom movie was released by Sony, starring Tom Hardy. Now there's a second movie, also about the same Venom, starring Tom Hardy - but this time there's CARNAGE. Before Carnage, Venom was one of the most wildly popular polar opposites of Spider-Man. Then came Carnage. Venom and Carnage took on a life of their own and became massive comic hits in their own right. This new movie suggests that the first VENOM movie was a big enough smash as to not only warrant a second, but to put a LOT more money into a second.