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Carnage Will Be the ‘Venom’ Villain; Sinister Six Could Assemble!

Venom and Carnage via Marvel Comics

The best thing about comic books is that writers/publishers have years, decades, shit, centuries to spend time on character development. This is why many heroes spend time as villains and vice versa. To comic fans, the idea of a Venom feature film makes a whole ton of sense, but to the average viewer, it’s confusing as all hell. How can one of Spider-Man’s arch nemeses be the hero of his own film? This was the biggest question mark surrounding Columbia Pictures’ Venom (in theaters Oct. 5, 2018), an offshoot of their Spider-Man films that will feature Tom Hardy as the title character, also known as Eddie Brock. If Venom is the protagonist, who will be the antagonist? The obvious answer has been confirmed in an article over at THR: Cletus Kasady… aka CARNAGE!

This is just the tip of the iceberg as Sony is spinning a web around a new Spider-Man universe. With Spider-Man Homecoming‘s villain being Vulture (Michael Keaton), the studio is focusing on several spinoffs including Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, not to mention the already announced Silver & Black, featuring characters Silver Sable and Black Cat.

The idea, says a studio source, is to build out a world gradually rather than launch one immediately, as they had been trying with Spider-Man villain ensemble Sinister Six, which has been shelved. Yes, Sony has gone back to the drawing board and is slowly revisiting their intentions to create the Sinister Six!

Carnage was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Erik Larsen and Mark Bagley, based on elements of the precursor character Venom, explains Wiki. Along with Venom, the character belongs to a race of amorphous extraterrestrial parasites known as the Symbiotes. “Cletus Kasady is a psychopath and a homicidal sadist. He is a deeply disturbed individual with a dark past: as a child, he killed his grandmother by pushing her down a flight of stairs, tried to murder his mother by throwing a hair dryer into her bathtub, and tortured and killed his mother’s dog, with a drill. After the latter, his mother then tried to kill Cletus and was apparently beaten to the brink of death by Kasady’s father, who received no defense from Kasady during the trial.

Cletus Kasady became a serial killer. He was then captured and sent to Ryker’s Island prison for 11 murders—though he bragged about killing a dozen more—where he shared a cell with Eddie Brock, the host of the alien symbiote that turns into the supervillain Venom. When Brock’s symbiote soon returned to be bonded again, allowing Venom to escape prison, the symbiote unknowingly left its offspring in the cell; due to its alien mindset, the symbiote felt no emotional attachment to its offspring, regarding it as insignificant, and thus never communicated its existence to Brock via their telepathic link. The new symbiote then bonded with Kasady, transforming him into Carnage.”

Spider-Man was forced to offer a truce to Venom in order to stop Carnage. While Spider-Man doesn’t appear to be part of the feature film adaptaton, it’s likely this is the same staging for the film’s arc. More soon.

Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer is directing Venom, which shoots this fall for release in October of 2018.

Venom and Carnage via Marvel Comics



  • Christopher Nickerson

    What Venom really needs is an origin story. I like this idea that he is like some single-cell life form found in space and ends up on the space station. There he kills everybody and gets bigger and crashes to Earth. That would be a great origin story

    • Nekrim

      Lmao this “joke” is gonna last until the end of this website xD

  • Mike Messina

    I want the role of Carnage in the movie……..God Damn the would be fun to pretend all that psycho killing stuff

  • Necro

    Always liked ‘Carnage’ so this’ll be interesting

  • Jeff

    Robert Kepper as Carnage!!!!!!

    • Arnaud Howling Mad

      I though the same! ^^

    • Gd

      he would be amazing, but is obvious they will pick someone younger in case carnage is featured in future movies.

      • Jeff

        If younger, then Cameron Monaghan. He played a great Joker in Gothem!!

  • AdamX

    You had my at Venom vs Carnage, nothing else if it gets made/rebooted/cancelled/pushed back etc will mean as much to me as Venom vs Carnage in a movie.

  • KSE1977

    Perhaps just release one movie successfully and proceed from there. These grand ambitions sound silly if they crash and burn.

  • Chris Mosher

    Cool…. If they burn through Carnage and Venom in the same nonSpiderman movie hopefully they won’t taint a proper Spiderman flick.

  • Charles Cumella

    Carnage!!! Yes!!! My favorite Spiderman Villain! It’s gonna be a bloody one. 😀

  • Grimphantom

    Sony hasn’t learn from their Ghostbusters disaster? FIRST wait if the movie is successful or not but if it’s then lets talk about other spin offs and sequels…..

    • Werewolf

      That’s the problem with studios. Their learning curve is a straight line.
      Usually pointing down.

  • Cheddar Hayes

    Brad, is Venom going to be a Life origin story?

  • Werewolf

    Cast Christopher Hivju as Cletus. (if you can get him to shave)
    That guy would kill it.

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  • Alex Harbie

    Michael C.Hall all the way. It’ll be disappointing anyways, this will most likely be PG-13, and will look wholly unrealistic. Plus, Tom Hardy is a poor choice for Venom anyways, should have had someone who is tall, physically imposing, or at least can get there with some “assistance”, and can act, but I digress. He will juice for the role, so that aspect will be nothing new for him, he will at least look like him more or less physically in terms of muscle, this seems somewhat dead in the water though.

    • Nick Botic

      It’s been confirmed as “R” for a while…

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