Know the Origin of Carnage before ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Hits the Theatres
The next anticipated movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, is slated to hit the theatres in September 2021. It will be theatrically released in the United States on September 24 and United Kingdom on September 15.
The sequel to the 2018's blockbuster Venom will see Tom Hardy reprising his role as the former villain-turned-superhero Eddie Brock, also known as Venom. Joining him will be The Greatest Showman actress Michelle Williams as Anne Weying.
Besides the regular cast, the show will feature Naomi Harris as super villain Francis Barriston, also known as Shriek. And not to mention, it will have a humongous focus on Woody Harrelson, who portrays Cletus Kasady or the titular character, Carnage.
As the movie's premise fully follows Carnage, the summarization of the supervillain's origin and history now seems significant more than ever.
Carnage's Origin In Marvel Comics
It's no news that Marvel's movie figures are the adaption of the brand's comic characters. Just like any other superhero or supervillain, Carnage also has its history in comics.
Created by David Michelinie and Mark Bagley, Kasady debuted through the Amazing Spider-Man #344 in March 1991. His alter-ego Carnage debuted through the Amazing Spider-Man #361 in April 1992.
In the comics, Kasady is depicted as a sadistic psychopath with a dark past. He killed his grandmother, attempted to murder his mother, and burnt down an orphanage before going on a killing spree and being arrested.
At the prison, the lawbreaker meets Brock, who has bonded with Venom. Eventually, the symbiote reproduces without letting Brock know (symbiote can produce offspring without a partner.)
The new symbiote bonds with Kasady and the two together form a more powerful entity, Carnage. The fact that newborn symbiotes are more potent than their parent and that its host is a sadistic evil man makes Carnage an ultimate villain.
The character has wide-ranging abilities: it can shape-shift, make webs, cling to any surface like Spiderman, manipulate humans, and weaponize its body. All that, aside from gulping down human beings.
Carnage's Genesis in ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’
Sony Pictures Entertainment dropped the trailers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage on May 10, 2021, and August 2, 2021.
While the first video gave glimpses of the dysfunctional relationship between Brock and Venom, the second trailer provided a run-down on Brock's relationship with Kasady.
As depicted in the trailer, Kasady somehow relates to Brock and agrees to open up about his crimes. As a journalist, Brock approves and visits the criminal from time to time for investigation.
During one such meeting, Kasady reached Brock through his cell and bit his hand. This hints at how he could have contracted a symbiote that would grow as Venom's offspring, Carnage.
Though the plotline regarding Carnage's transmission is unclear, the trailer reveals that Carnage would take over Kasady's body when going through an execution process.
And while Carnage would be powerful than Venom, the director Andy Serkis told IGN in May 2021 that both symbiotes hosts share strange upbringings and estranged relationships with their parents.
He also hinted that the world would witness an upgraded version of Carnage with a new arsenal of abilities. Interestingly, the movie marks Serkis's first directorial assignment.