Tom Hardy introduced an early screening of Venom: Let There Be Carnage by asking advanced audiences not to spoil the film's end credits scene. Appearing in person with Venom 2 director Andy Serkis at Sony's "Fans First" event in London this week, the star and producer prefaced the early screening by asking fans to "promise" to keep the credits scene in the theater without revealing secrets on social media. After Marvel moviegoers were the first to see Venom versus Carnage (Woody Harrelson) in the Sony's Spider-Man Universe spin-off, releasing only in theaters October 1, early viewers urged fans to "stay until the very end."
"There is something, possibly, at the end of this movie that you might see that has become something of a tradition in these movies. What you see here, when you leave here, let it stay here," said Hardy. "Will you promise me that whatever you see at the end of this movie, during the credits, you will let it stay here and not tweet it?"
Amid rumors of a coming crossover with the Spider-Man (Tom Holland) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — something Serkis says is "of course" going to happen in the future — Hardy told the preview audience, "This one's for you."
The first Venom 2 spoiler-free early reactions say the sequel is "absolute carnage" and "complete and utter perfect chaos." Despite a reported leak of the scene, others only hinted at a must-see credits tag, teasing on Twitter, "Do not miss the credits!"
Here's what early screening audiences had to say about Venom: Let There Be Carnage, swinging into U.S. theaters on October 1 and U.K. cinemas on October 15:
#VenomLetThereBeCarnage was amazing! The action scenes were top notch, Tom Hardy and Woody did amazing as #Venom and #Carnage as expected and (WARNING: STAY UNTIL THE VERY END, AUDIENCE WENT CRAZY ⚠️ ) @SonyPicturesUK pic.twitter.com/t1ITcqlSEz— ShamanTony 🍚 (@TonyCurses) September 15, 2021
So (NO REVIEW ALLOWED till Sept 30th) but #VenomLetThereBeCarnage was a fun movie that better in parts to the ORGINAL. #Carnage and woody harrelson steal the show I just love him. The action was pretty entertaining but there is 1 scene that will make u go 😱😱 in a good way 😉 pic.twitter.com/Nc8xP434QQ— BlackNezzy (@BlackNezzy) September 14, 2021
Guys go and see this movie and thank them afterwards because they did an amazing job 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 @AndySerkisSeptember 14, 2021
#Venom Let There Be Carnage is a frenzied mix of buddy movie, romance (Venom❤️Eddie), and horror. It wastes no time in getting down to business and not relent. Hardy is on fire and Harrelson IS Carnage.September 14, 2021
The biggest strength of #VenomLetThereBeCarnage is its franctic pacing and exhilirating action. Matching the kinetic energy Tom Hardy has with himself.
Woody Harrelson is relishing as Kletus/Carnage and is perfect for the role.
OH MY GOD STAY FOR THE CREDITS pic.twitter.com/7tGg02iykM— Ren Geekness 🔜 @LFF (@RenGeekness) September 14, 2021