Step aside Spider-Man, Venom will be facing off against a new antagonist in his solo spin-off called Carnage.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news after speaking with Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman about the studio’s plans in moving forward. “Venom” is certainly getting more interesting by the minute.
The statement from The Hollywood Reporter reads:
“As for the expansion plans, Tom Hardy is starring in ‘Venom’, which will also feature the villain Carnage. A source says Tom Holland is only contractually obligated to Spider-Man 2 and 3, but the intention is to bring him into the spin-offs and possibly other Marvel films (he is currently shooting Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’).”
Venom has always been viewed as Spider-Man’s longtime nemesis, so it’s hard to think of him as one of the good guys. However, if you think Venom is bad enough, Carnage is worst. He’s known to be one of the most ruthless and violent villains. In comics, Venom ends up joining forces with Spider-Man together with Black Cat, Cloak, and Dagger, in order to defeat Carnage.
A brief character synopsis for Carnage is as follows:
“Cletus Kasady became a serial killer. He was then captured and sent to Ryker’s Island prison for 11 murders, though he bragged about killing a dozen more, where he shared a cell with Eddie Brock, the host of the alien symbiote that turns into the supervillain Venom.
“When Brock’s symbiote soon returned to be bonded again, allowing Venom to escape prison, the symbiote unknowingly left its offspring in the cell; due to its alien mindset, the symbiote felt no emotional attachment to its offspring, regarding it as insignificant, and thus never communicated its existence to Brock via their telepathic link. The new symbiote then bonded with Kasady, transforming him into Carnage.”
A Sinister Six movie was previously scrapped. However, we’re wondering if the studio could be heading in this direction again, now that they’re bringing in Venom and Carnage in addition to The Vulture and Shocker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming“. The report also mentions that Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio could be brought into the shared universe.
Besides “Venom”, which is expected to debut on 5th October 2018, Sony is also working on another spin-off called “Silver & Black“, featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable.