Tonight, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” rips its way into theaters. But can you stream it on Disney+?
Sadly for symbiote fans, you cannot. In fact, you can’t stream the movie anywhere yet. This theatrical release will stay on the big screen for about 45 days before making its way to STARZ as its first streaming destination.
Why Won’t It Stream on Disney+?
The Spider-Man franchise (including Venom) is owned by Sony, not Disney. Sony’s current deal sends the studio’s films to STARZ, but that arrangement ends with any films released in 2021. Earlier this year, Sony made a deal to send its 2022-27 films to Netflix for an 18-month window after a theatrical run, then the films shift to Disney+.
Since the “Venom” films tend to be a little edgier and more violent than the traditional Marvel films, it’s possible the movie may end up on Disney’s sister service, Hulu. The R-rated Wolverine film “Logan” followed this path.
About ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’
Picking up after the events of the first Venom film, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) looks to rehab his journalism career by interviewing imprisoned serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) on death row. During the interview, Kasady lures Brock into attacking him and Kasady bites his hand, drinking the blood that contains the Venom symbiote. Hijinks ensue.
The film is directed by motion-capture wizard Andy Serkis. The supporting cast includes Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, and Stephen Graham.
After finding a host body in investigative reporter Eddie Brock, the alien symbiote must face a new enemy, Carnage, the alter ego of serial killer Cletus Kasady.
Investigative journalist Eddie Brock attempts a comeback following a scandal, but accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Soon, he must rely on his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.