Despite introducing Marvel favorites Carnage and Shriek to the fray, Venom: Let There Be Carnage wasted She-Venom’s character potential yet again.
Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
All MCU entry hype aside, Venom 2 just wasted She-Venom’s character again in a much-marginalized role for love interest Anne Weying. Venom: Let There Be Carnage has enjoyed domestic box office domination in its opening weekend, with it estimated to gross anywhere from $71-80 million. While Venom 2, like its predecessor, continues to be dogged by a mixed critical reception, moviegoers have flocked in droves to see Tom Hardy reprise his role as conflicted symbiote host Eddie Brock.
Anne Weying’s (Michelle Williams) transformation into She-Venom as she saves Brock from the S.W.A.T. team was one of the most-loved scenes in 2018’s Venom. While the scene of Weying donning Venom’s symbiotic skin was all too brief, longtime Marvel comic book readers were placated by the allusion that Anne bonding with Venom would potentially lead to far more screen time for She-Venom in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.