After the casting of Tom Hardy as Venom, we were already excited about the 2018 movie.Now that Riz Ahmed is attached, we're drooling with anticipation.A few months after nabbing Tom Hardy (Dunkirk) to star in his upcoming Venom movie, director Ruben Fleischer has reportedly pulled off another casting coup, adding rising British star Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), according to ScreenRant.No official word has come from Sony Pictures regarding Ahmed’s role — Variety reports that he would be playing a “popular Marvel Comics character” — but rumors indicate that the 34-year-old actor-slash-rapper will play Cletus Kasady, known better as Carnage.Technically, like Venom, Carnage is a symbiote — a sentient, gooey alien thing that bonds with a host, imparting its power and often subsuming the person entirely.While down-on-his-luck journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) becomes a sort of antihero after bonding with Venom, Kasady is a psychopathic serial killer before absorbing the Carnage symbiote within his prison cell, which transforms him into a full-on supervillain.
Venom is a surprisingly fun, tight action flick that doesn't quite reach the heights of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but satisfied this nervous fan.Venom is in theatres now in the UK and opens in Australia on Thursday and in the US this weekend.The first scene, which occurs midway through the closing credits, introduces Woody Harrelson in a ridiculous, cheap-looking wig.Apparently crusading reporter Eddie Brock -- secretly still host to the Venom symbiote -- is the only person this imprisoned psycho will agree to be interviewed by."When I get outta here, and I will, there's gonna be ... carnage," he tells Eddie, in a bit of foreshadowing that's about as subtle as biting someone's head off.Although the film doesn't explain this at all, Harrelson is playing serial killer Cletus Kasady.
Investigative journalist Eddie Brock will suit up again for more gooey action.Venom screenwriter Jeff Pinker confirmed that a sequel to Sony’s hit Spider-Man spin-off is in the works, and implied that the symbiote-clad anti-hero may not be a solo act in future films.“I can’t say anything other than that it is happening,” Pinker said with regards to Venom 2 in a now-deleted interview with the Discussing Film YouTube channel.Pinker refused to share what a second Venom flick might be about, and for good reason.Not only is the Fringe and The Dark Tower writer bound by studio non-disclosure agreements, but he’s not currently signed on to write the upcoming sequel, IGN reports.Still, Pinker dropped one hint that should make webheads around the world salivate with anticipation.
After the insane international success of Venom, there was little doubt that a sequel would be coming.Variety reports that Kelly Marcel, one of the three credited screenwriters on the first film, has been tapped to get started on the follow-up to the almost $900 million hit.There’s no word what exactly the sequel will entail, but it will very likely have something to do with Eddie Brock/Venom (Tom Hardy) showing down with Cletus Kasady/Carnage (Woody Harrelson) as teased by the first film’s mid-credit scene.Michelle Williams is also expected to return, though director Ruben Fleischer, who has the Zombieland sequel coming out later this year, is still a wild card.Variety says a new director is likely to come on board.Before she co-wrote Venom, Marcel was best known for adapting Fifty Shades of Grey, writing for the Fox sci-fi show Terra Nova, and co-writing Disney’s Mary Poppins drama, Saving Mr. Banks.
After the insane international success of Venom, there was little doubt that a sequel would be coming.Variety reports that Kelly Marcel, one of the three credited screenwriters on the first film, has been tapped to get started on the follow-up to the almost $900 million hit.There’s no word what exactly the sequel will entail, but it will very likely have something to do with Eddie Brock/Venom (Tom Hardy) showing down with Cletus Kasady/Carnage (Woody Harrelson) as teased by the first film’s mid-credit scene.Michelle Williams is also expected to return, though director Ruben Fleischer, who has the Zombieland sequel coming out later this year, is still a wild card.Variety says a new director is likely to come on board.Before she co-wrote Venom, Marcel was best known for adapting Fifty Shades of Grey, writing for the Fox sci-fi show Terra Nova, and co-writing Disney’s Mary Poppins drama, Saving Mr. Banks.
The first Venom movie was released by Sony, starring Tom Hardy. Now there’s a second movie, also about the same Venom, starring Tom Hardy – but this time there’s CARNAGE. Before Carnage, Venom was one of the most wildly popular polar opposites of Spider-Man. Then came Carnage. Venom and Carnage took on a life of their own and became massive … Continue reading
Sony Pictures' first trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage blends chaos and comedy in Tom Hardy's return and Woody Harrelson's villainous turn.
Eddie Brock and Venom, who has a wonderfully deep and gravelly singing voice, will face off against their alien-empowered serial killer nemesis.
Eddie Brock will return for another round of symbiote-fueled action in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, with Andy Serkis in the director's chair for the film.
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