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Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer highlights Marvel's blood-red baddy

Cletus Kasady's alter ego is even yuckier than Venom.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Carnage carves a path of destruction in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage got another trailer on Monday. The Marvel Comics-inspired antihero movie is scheduled to hit US theaters on Sept. 24, after coming out in the UK on Sept. 15.

Following on directly from the 2018 original's post-credits scene, the Andy Serkis-directed sequel pits Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his alien pal against serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) and his symbiote Carnage. The trailer hints that Cletus acquires his symbiote by chomping on Eddie's hand and tasting his symbiote-infused blood, but there might be more to it than that.

We also catch a few glimpses of Shriek (Naomie Harris), who has sonic-scream powers and is Kasady's girlfriend in the comics.

Even though Venom started out as a Spider-Man villain in the comics -- the symbiote first appeared as Spidey's stylish black costume -- the first movie wasn't connected to the wallcrawler or the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The previous trailer suggested deeper links to elements from Spidey comics, and the season finale of a recent MCU TV series opens the door for a crossover.