Sony's 'Venom' Movie Will Include Carnage as its Main Villain

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 7:05PM
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 7:05PM
Sony's 'Venom' Movie Will Include Carnage as its Main Villain
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The villain for next year's Venom movie has been revealed, and it's pretty much exactly who you'd expect.

For very logical reasons, Sony has decided against making Venom fight an obscure Spider-Man villain like, say, White Rabbit or The Kangaroo (both of which are awful) and has instead gone for the alien symbiote we've been waiting to see on the big screen since Spider-Man 3 - Carnage. An article from The Hollywood Reporter seems to have revealed the villain in advance, although this choice hasn't been directly confirmed by Sony yet: 

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"As for the expansion plans, Tom Hardy is starring in Venom, dated for Oct. 5, 2018, which will also feature the villain Carnage. A source says Holland is only contractually obligated to Spider-Man 2 and 3, but the intention is to bring him into the spinoffs and possibly other Marvel films (he is currently shooting Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War)."
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Carnage is the natural choice for an R-rated Venom movie. In addition to having a power set that adequately matches Venom, Carnage is one character that Eddie Brock has tangled with on more than one occasion - the pair aren't exactly friends in the comics, and that'll translate nicely to the big screen. What's more, the violent, bloodthirsty character of Carnage and its host, Southern psychopath Cletus Cassidy, make for a compelling villain that's drawn in a cult following over the years, which should help warm up the movie for fans of Spider-Man comics.

Thus far, Sony's ridiculous attempts at making a shared superhero universe have all looked utterly ridiculous. Amazing Spider-Man 2, which would have set up a previous version of the Venom movie had all gone better, ended up being so uninspired and lazy that the universe was instantly rebooted - as such, it's not surprising that fan reception to the idea of a Venom solo outing hasn't been overwhelmingly positive.

In spite of this, though, it's hard not to get a little excited at the prospect of seeing Venom done right on the big screen, battling it out against the far more deadly and dangerous Carnage. This match-up works so perfectly that seeing the pair duke it out in full CGI glory may be worth the price of admission by itself, and when Tom Hardy's thrown into the mix as well, this could actually be a halfway decent comic book movie.


So while the circumstances that led to the creation of the Venom movie raise eyebrows, there is still hope that maybe, if Sony gets very, very lucky, they might just pull this off and make a decent movie. It's probably not worth holding your breath over, though.

Venom is currently scheduled to come out October 5, 2018.

Via: Screen Rant
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