Thanks to the box office success of Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming“, the studio is looking to expand the “Spider-Man” universe starting with “Venom”.

So far, it’s been confirmed that Ruben Fleischer will direct “Venom” while Tom Hardy will star as the titular character. According to new reports, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Riz Ahmed is currently in talks to play antagonist Carnage.

Riz Ahmed
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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.”

Venom
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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.

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.

Source: Comic Book/ Featured image: Screen Rant.

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