Venom 2 and The Matrix 4 have an unusual crossover.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage was filmed in San Francisco in February 2020, at the same time that The Matrix Resurrection was in town. Due to two blockbusters working side by side, the team filming The Matrix actually ended up in Venom 2. Turns out, helicopters appeared to be hovering in the sky, while Eddie and the symbiotic Scale Coit Tower were actually filming another sci-fi movie.
“A lot of stuff affected filming,” explained Venom 2 location manager Christopher Kusiak. screen rent. “A lot of our driving shots went because the Matrix controlled the whole city… we drove a stunt on top of the parking garage because we couldn’t reach the areas we wanted because of the Matrix. But if we would ‘Have been there before, it may have gone the other way.
He continued: “The helicopters were actually on the Matrix movie. The Matrix was filming at the same time so we were capturing part of their movement on camera.”
The Matrix Resurrections has released its first action-packed trailer, featuring Neo and Trinity in an apparently amnesiac. Sadly, there’s no Venom cameo—though a character from the original Matrix trilogy may be hiding in plain sight.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage has already broken a pandemic box office record, and its post-credits scenes are generating a lot of buzz. It is scheduled to release in UK cinemas on October 15, and is currently in the US.
The Matrix 4, meanwhile, is due out on December 22, and will debut simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in the US. If you want to get up to speed with the franchise before this, check out our final The Matrix recap.