Joy Division Influenced An Early ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Title

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis revealed that a Joy Division song almost influenced the film’s title.

After months of patiently waiting, Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage has finally been let loose upon the world. The sequel is set to have an exceptional showing at the box office weekend, proving that not even a pandemic can stop the zany antics of Eddie Brock and Venom. One of the film’s consistent themes is the rocky relationship between the Venom symbiote and host, almost to the point where the director labeled the film a “love story“.

It turns out that the lovely relationship shared by Eddie and Venom almost made its way into the sequel’s title in the form of a Joy Division song. Speaking with Collider, Andy Serkis dismissed how the film’s original title was “Venom: Lethal Protector“. Instead, the action-turned-director revealed how a Joy Division song almost influenced one of the film’s titles.

“Not really, nothing to do with ‘Lethal Protector’ at this point. We did think for a moment it might be called ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ that was a going concern for a little while. But ‘Let There Be Carnage’ just seems to do it. There wasn’t a lot of fighting over the other titles we were thinking of. Because this was such a strong contender.”

“Love Will Tear Us Apart” is one of Joy Division’s most beloved tracks and for those who have seen the film, they’ll know that the song’s themes and tone fit the Venom sequel. As great as that title could have been, Let There Be Carnage pretty much stuck the landing as the most inventive superhero subtitle we’ve seen in a long, long time.

Here is the synopsis for Sony’s first Venom film:

The evolution story of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass character – Venom! Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a broken man after he loses everything including his job and fiancée. Just when his life is at its lowest, he becomes host to an alien symbiote which results in extraordinary superpowers – transforming him into Venom. Will these powers be enough for this new lethal protector to defeat great evil forces, especially against the far stronger and more weaponized symbiote rival, Riot?

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script written by Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate, Ron Cephas Jones, and Woody Harrelson.

Venom is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, while Let There Be Carnage will hit theaters on October 1.

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Source: Collider