Filming has wrapped on Ruben Fleischer’s Venom and we have landed the answer to the question that fans of the character have been asking for months: what role will Cletus Kasady and Carnage play in the film?
For those who are not familiar with the character, Cletus Kasady is a serial killer who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #344. During a stint at Ryker’s Island, Eddie Brock shared a cell with Kasady. While Brock escaped the cell, his symbiote left an offspring behind that bonded with Kasady transforming him into the Carnage and unleashing a super-powered killing machine.
With the main plot of Venom known to revolve around the Brock and the Life Foundation (a plot that will involve multiple symbiotes), fans of the comics who have been wondering what role Carnage would play in the film. According to our source, the answer to that question is that Carnage will have no part to play in the main body of the film. We know that filming recently took place in San Francisco and it appears that near the end of the film, possibly in a post-credit sequence, Brock will find himself in San Quentin prison, located just to the north of San Francisco. At San Quentin, it appears that Kasady finds himself under the care of Dr. Ashley Kafka, who introduces him to Brock but cautions him to keep his distance. From what our source is telling us, it is during this meeting between Brock and Kasady that a portion of Brock’s symbiote begins making its way towards Kasady before we are cut to black!
With this being the case, it certainly seems to set up some interesting possibilities for a potential sequel that could see Venom taking on the murderous Carnage. As for which actor could be playing Kasady, we don’t have any confirmation, but we can tell you this: back in December, Woody Harrelson was cast in Venom in a role described as a “henchman of sorts.” Despite numerous set pictures revealing most of the cast, not one picture of Harrelson on set ever emerged…
Venom is set to hit theaters October 5, 2018! Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show as we continue breaking news you aren’t finding anywhere else!