Little Simz To Appear In ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’

Today, Little Simz shares her involvement in the upcoming Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios film Venom: Let There Be Carnage due in theaters on October 1st. For the Venom sequel, Little Simz reimagined her original track “Venom” from the 2019 album GREY Area. “Venom Remix,” which features cinematic strings and an atmospheric beat looped under Simz’s hypersonic vocals, is performed by Simz in the movie and featured during the end credits of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Tom Hardy, star of the Venom film series and Little Simz fan, specifically requested for her collaboration in the upcoming Marvel movie. In a recent interview with Uproxx, the Venom sequel director Andy Serkis spoke about the film’s rave scene, which he shared had originally been set in a “carnival of the damned” but evolved thanks to Hardy’s relationship with Simz. “She actually had made a song, unbeknownst to her, called ‘Venom’ that connected very much with the first movie,” Serkis said, “And so Tom got in touch with her and that song became sort of the focus.”

The Venom announcements arrive on the heels of a wildly successful year for Little Simz. The British rapper released her highly-awaited and critically acclaimed fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, which Rolling Stone described as “an expansive piece of music that begins with a mighty orchestral fanfare and doesn’t let up.” Simz is also the most-nominated artist of this year’s UK Video Music Awards 2021, securing a total of five nominations, three for “Introvert” and two for her directorial debut “Woman.” Additionally, Simz had a starring role in Netflix’s cult British drug-dealer drama Top Boy. Executive produced by Drake, Simz plays one of the show’s lead actors as single mother Shelley and is set to reprise the role in the forthcoming season, which is currently being filmed.