While Woody Harrelson’s participation in the upcoming Venom movie, directed by Ruben Fleischer, has been known for some time, the character he’ll be playing has been the source of much conjecture. While many comic fans hoped he’d play Venom’s offshoot/nemesis Carnage, nothing had been revealed to either support or discourage this speculation—until today.
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We are getting confirmation via Bleeding Cool that Harrelson is indeed playing the fearsome parasite Carnage/Cletus Kasady!
Per Bleeding Cool:
It’s not like it hasn’t been rumored. It has. But Bleeding Cool has been told in a very confirm-y way that not only is Carnage to appear in the upcoming Venom movie but, yes, he will be played by Woody Harrelson.
In the comic books, Cletus Kasady is a serial killer who received part of the Venom alien symbiote costume which creates a far worse and far more sadistic killer than Venom. And when Venom reformed as a ‘lethal protector’, it gave him a far worse version of himself to fight.
Official Synopsis: One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
In addition to Harrelson, Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Jenny Slate.
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