Published On: Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

Carnage confirmed for ‘Venom’ movie with Kraven, Mysterio films in development

Spider-Man fans have spent years hoping to see the alien symbiote Carnage appear as a movie villain, and it appears that they’ll finally get their wish in the new spin-off Venom film.

The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Carnage will appear as the villain in next year’s Venom movie, even though that has not been confirmed by Sony. THR’s sources tell them that Sony is also developing spin-offs centered on Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, two more Spidey villains from the comics.

Venom will star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom and the new aligns with old rumors that a Venom Carnage movie was being developed by the studio back in 2014.

In the comics, Carnage is Cletus Kasady, a serial killer who merged with the offspring of the alien symbiote Venom and resulted in an amplification of his already-psychotic nature. Carnage seems like a perfect fit for the “extreme” trend that permeated comics in the ’90s: he’s sort of like Venom, but blood red and much crazier and way more hardcore.

Kraven the Hunter, real name Sergei Kravinoff, is an over-enthusiastic big game hunter who gets it in his mind that bagging Spider-Man would prove he’s the greatest hunter in the world. Kraven uses a serum that gives him super strength comparable to Spider-Man’s, and prefers not to use guns, instead relying on brute strength and other means of hunting his prey.

Mysterio, real name Quentin Beck, is a former Hollywood stunt man who realizes he has a knack for illusions and uses those abilities to become a supervillain.

Tom Holland is only contracted to appear in Spider-Man 2 and 3 (along with Avengers: Infinity War), but the intent is to bring him into Sony’s new cinematic universe that’s technically adjacent to the MCU.

Homecoming villain Michael Keaton was only contracted to appear in one movie, and the Homecoming sequel will also feature another major MCU character, much in the way that Homecoming prominently features Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man.

THR says that Iron Man won’t be showing up in Spider-Man 2.

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  1. […] News came in 2017 that Sony had grand plans for Kraven, Carnage and Mysterio: The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Carnage will appear as the villain in next year’s Venom movie before noting plans for Mysterio. […]

  2. ‘Venom’: Tom Hardy training video, Mark Mene says it’s one of the ‘darkest, most powerful supervillains’ ever | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Production on Sony’s Venom movie is currently underway and is expected to bring an updated take on the iconic Spider-Man villain. Tom Hardy (Mad Max Fury Road, The Dark Knight Rises) will play the titular character with an appearance of Carnage teased by the creators. […]

  3. ‘Rogue One’ star Riz Ahmed in talks for ‘Venom’ film with Tom Hardy | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] are that Carnage will play a role in Venom, but Justin Kroll tweeted that those sources say it’s not […]

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