More Hints At CARNAGE Appearing in VENOM Film


Venom_vs_carnageLast week, as a part of the marketing campaign for the highly anticipated Amazing Spider-Man 2, an article was dropped on the Daily Bugle viral site that revealed famed psychopath Cletus Kasady had been subdued and jailed. Fans of the Spider-Man comics know Kasady as the symbiote-driven Carnage, the fearsome and powerful antagonist to the anti-hero Venom. That very article was “written” by Eddie Brock, the man who would become Venom.

We learned late last year that Sony  plans to expand the Spider-Man film universeand that includes a film centered on Venom, as well as the powerful villain group known as the Sinister Six, which Drew Goddard is writing and directing. That film is expected to hit theaters prior to Spider-Man 4. While no release date has been chose for either of these spin-off films, we may have an idea of the direction they plan on taking with Venom, thanks to the previously mentioned article and a new quite from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. While chatting with IGN, the pair were asked about Carnage appearing in the Venom film, to which Arad replied “What a great idea.” Where’s that sarcasm font when you need it, right, Tomlach ventured a bit further with his input.

The idea of Venom and Carnage… taking it into consideration. Watch out for this Venom movie. We are crazy excited.”

While I certainly call that confirmation, I would say they certainly are entertaining the idea. Looking at the Spider-Man universe, I really wouldn’t want to see anyone other than Carnage to appear as the antagonist in that film. Venom has often assisted Spider-Man in subduing the ridiculously crazy baddie and I’d fully expect that team-up to happen in the film, as it’d be the perfect way to pull the film in to the Spider-Man franchise.

You can catch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters in just a few weeks. That movie stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper and Paul Giamatti and is directed by Marc Webb, who will be stepping away from the franchise after the third film. So far, Garfield has not signed on for more than three films.

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