Venom: Let There Be Carnage has had quite an impact ever since its release in some of the biggest cinematic franchises. The movie received a mixed response from the audience and yet it was able to make a proper response at the box office. It was able to make sure the trend of superhero films continues to make people return to theatres. But the movie definitely has various other reasons to deserve the hype it has attained. The post-credit scene was definitely something that has people discussing the endless possibilities it has left. But it seems there is an additional reason why people should be talking about the movie. Did you know that Venom 2 and Matrix 4 are related to each other? Well you see, Venom: Let There Be Carnage might be consisting of a scene from the upcoming The Matrix Resurrection.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the next big feature from Sony’s own Spider-Man universe. The movie has been making a lot of buzzes ever since its release with multiple reasons set for that. It was delayed quite a lot of times due to the pandemic but the movie finally saw the light of the day earlier this month. The movie featured some of the best fight sequences with Carnage set as the main antagonist and it also hinted at the future of the Symbiote enemies Venom might have to face. But one of the major attractions of the movie has to be the post-credits scenes where we see the movie linking with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gave us a clear signal that Venom might have a major chance of appearing in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. The particular moment from the movie has left us scratching our heads wondering what could this mean for the future of the MCU.
But it seems that there are more reasons for the movie having a special place in the hearts of the fans of the symbiote. The helicopters that were seen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage aren’t actually hunting Venom and Eddie but were a part of the nearby shooting of The Matrix Resurrections in San Francisco. The city has attracted a lot of filming over time and February of 2020 is not an exception. It seems both the major films had been shooting at around the same location simultaneously.
The Matrix Resurrections In Venom 2
In the particular scene we are talking about from Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Eddie and Venom have fled to the top of San Francisco’s Coit Tower. We get to see Helicopters in the background who were scouting the and the characters even mention that they are in a police pursuit. This allowed the audience to clearly assume that the helicopters were a part of this search for them. But it seems that these helicopters were actually a part of the upcoming addition to the Matrix franchise.
Christopher Kusiak, the Location Manager for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, in an interview with Screen Rant mentioned how having two of these major projects shooting at the same time did lead to some issues. Apparently, Venom 2 lost out on some major locations because The Matrix Resurrections team was filming there first. It seems that having the helicopters for the latter film actually benefitted Venom 2.
According to him:
Lots of stuff impacted filming. A lot of our driving shots went away because Matrix controlled all of downtown… We ended up moving a stunt up onto the top of the parking garage because we couldn’t get to the areas we wanted because of The Matrix. But if we would’ve been there first, it probably would’ve gone the other way.
The helicopters were actually on the Matrix movie. The Matrix was filming at the same time so we were catching part of their activity on camera.
According to reports, The Matrix Resurrections paid the San Fransisco Police Department $420,371.63 over the 21 day period of the shooting and it helped with their major stunts. At the same time, Venom: Let There Be Carnage only paid $192,422.58. There were various reports of the shoots behind The Matrix 4 clearly indicated that they had really interesting stunts planned for the project. But at the end of the day Venom: Let There Be Carnage made sure that they made the best out of this entire circumstance.