When Woody Harrelson was cast in Venom, there was speculation among fans that maybe he could end up playing Carnage in the film. Well, according to a new report from Bleeding Cool, he actually will be playing Carnage. The entertainment news site has been hit or miss with their movie scoop intel, so even though they say they can confirm it, we are going to treat it as a rumor for now.
However, if Woody Harrelson is playing Carnage that would be awesome! He is a great actor, who has played some wicked cool villains, and I'm sure he would do some great things with bringing the character to life on the big screen.
I have no idea how exactly Carnage will be portrayed in the movie, but in the comics, he is a serial killer named Cletus Kasady who is infected by the alien symbiote. Carnage is one of Spider-Man's most murderous, brutal, sadistic, and lethal adversaries. It looks like the Lethal Protector version of Venom will be the one facing off with him though.
The movie was inspired by the 1993 six-issue Venom: Lethal Protector comic miniseries. The story followed Venom moving to San Francisco after he and Spider-Man made a truce. Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote so they can use it for their own evil purposes. From it, they create five new symbiote spawn including Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.
Obviously, there will be aspects of this story that will be changed up for the movie, but it seems like certain elements of it will be used. As for Harrelson possibly taking on the role of Carnage, are you excited about that!?
Tom Hardy stars in the film and will be joined by Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).
Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) from a script written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The movie is set to be released on October 5, 2018.