We now know what Venom will look like in Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff. Awesome. He’s got a The Thing meets 90’s comic book movie vibe to go along with impressive modern effects in the Ruben Fleischer-directed adaptation set for release on October 5, 2018. While the trailer does reveal that Venom (played by Tom Hardy) will be going up against several other symbiotes, it’s unclear how Carnage fits in. It’s rumored that the film sets the stage for his introduction late in the game with Woody Harrelson playing the character. But what will he look like? Artist BossLogic, who is becoming a staple with fan-made character designs, shared the above interpretation at what Carnage may look like in Venom, which is based on our first glance at the title character. Frankly, I’m starting to become more and more interested in the other five symbiotes who are the spawn of Venom.
The movie is inspired by “Venom: Lethal Protector”, a six-episode limited series that gave Venom his first turn as an antihero. In it, Eddie Brock (Venom) moves to San Francisco where he’s captured and has a small portion of symbiote seeds plucked from his suit. They’re in turn used to create offspring of the Venom Symbiote: Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.
As for “Planet of the Symbiotes”, another inspiration, Eddie Brock’s relationship is with his symbiote and the influence it has on him is explored. Also written by Michelinie, “Planet of the Symbiotes” follows Venom fighting an army of symbiotes with the help of Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider. (IGN)