Venom: Let There Be Carnage is out in theaters now, and while the film has been polarizing (to say the least) amongst fans of the iconic symbiotes, no one can deny the impact this movie is having on the future of the comic book movie genre as a whole (thanks to that bonkers post-credits scene). Venom and Carnage finally came to blows on the big screen and the title of the film couldn’t have been more apt. However – it turns out there was a possibility that it could have had a WAY different title.
Speaking with Collider, director Andy Serkis discussed how they floated around a different title for the movie before ultimately falling on the one we got:
“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.”
For those who have seen the film already, you can see how this first option fit into the movie. Serkis himself even called this film a bit of a coming out for Venom, and the odd couple dynamic between Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and the symbiote ramps up in the sequel to an apex. While it does give us a slight Thor: Love and Thunder vibe, I’m sure Sony was more than excited to have one of their biggest villains in Carnage front and center in the title.
Now, while fans will debate on whether Carnage’s big screen debut was a success or not, it is pretty obvious that they at least got the title exactly right. This other title might have made for a far more interesting build up to the movie’s release, though.
Would you have liked the other title instead of Venom: Let There Be Carnage? Let us know in the comments below!