Rumor of the day: Has Carnage's role in Venom been revealed?

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Nov 11, 2019, 1:51 PM EST (Updated)

It’s fair to say that the very mysterious trailer for Venom has left many of wondering just what connections will be made between the comic book and the movie. Hell, there wasn’t much of Eddie Brock in there, let alone a symbiote sighting. So what hope do any of the other characters have?

Well, there’s been a rumor that’s surfaced from that claims to know the fate of at least one character from the comics -- Cletus Kasady.

Kasady is the serial killer who first appeared in comic Amazing Spider-Man #344 and who bonded with Brock while sharing a cell at Ryker’s Island. It is Brock’s escape from the prison that turns Kasady into Carnage, after his symbiote left an offspring that transforms him into a serial-killer-with-super-powers.

The site claims that a source has informed them that while Kasady/Carnage won’t be featuring in the main part of the movie, the character could be making an appearance in a post-credits scene.

But wait, there’s more! The site has also speculates that Carnage could be played by Woody Harrelson, since it’s still unclear who the actor is actually playing. Venom’s director, Ruben Fleischer, also directed Harrelson in Zombieland, and the actor certainly joined the project late into production, which adds fuel to the theory of Carnage turning up later in the game. 

Carnage was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Erik Larsen and Mark Bagley, and serves as an enemy to Venom – which could lead to the basis of an intriguing sequel idea if this theory of the Venom movie proves to be true. Again, at this stage it is just a theory.

It is also worth pointing out that it’s still not certain if Venom will take place in the MCU, as unlike Spider-Man: Homecoming – which was a collaboration between Marvel and Sony – this is strictly Sony’s project.

So far, the plot has been under wraps, though it has previously been rumored that the movie could be based on two classic Venom comic book arcs.

What do you think about Carnage being part of the Venom movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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