Sony’s Venom is coming down the pike with promises that this won’t be your typical Superhero affair, rather something more akin to a modern horror movie. Still, genre fans are skeptical following rumors that the titular symbiote Venom doesn’t get much screen time. That potential drawback was countered, however, by more recent news suggesting Venom’s arch nemesis Carnage would also be making an appearance, played by Woody Harrelson.
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Unfortunately, Harrelson recent confirmed to Collider that his part in Venom is rather infinitesimal.
“I’m in a little fraction of this movie, but I’ll be in the next one, you know? So I haven’t read that script, but anyway, just rolled the dice.”
This could be considered a good news/bad news revelation: While we won’t get much Carnage in Venom, we’ll be set for an explosive sequel. Screen Rant puts things into perspective:
Harrelson’s description of his potential arc actually lines up really well with a previous rumor about how Carnage factors into the Venom movie. But be warned, what follows could be considered a spoiler for the end of Venom.
The idea was that Eddie Brock meets Cletus Kasady right at the end of Venom and sees part of the symbiote attach itself to the serial killer, thus setting up Carnage vs Venom in a sequel. This could ultimately disappoint some fans who expected Carnage to be a main, but secret part to Venom, though it’s also nice to see Sony not throwing all their eggs into one basket right away. However, this would mean any chance of seeing Hardy and Harrelson square off in their symbiote forms would have to come in a sequel.
Time will tell what actually materializes. Still, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground to bring you additional updates as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for Venom, arriving in US Theaters on October 5th. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.
Venom is directed by Ruben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Riz Ahmed.
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