An artist has shared a piece showing what Woody Harrelson could look like as Carnage in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The upcoming Venom sequel is bringing the two characters together on the big screen for the first time. Although Venom 2 was originally scheduled for this October, it is now releasing in June, 2021.
Carnage first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #361, though Cletus Kasady appeared before that. Carnage, in a couple of ways, might be seen as Marvel’s version of the Joker. Artist Erik Larsen even said he designed Kasady off of Joker. Carnage isn’t as mainstream as Venom, but remains one of the more popular Spider-Man villains. He was the major antagonist in the multi-series epic, Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage, and more recently, Absolute Carnage. Surprisingly, the Cletus Kasady storyline has only been adapted once in other media. Spider-Man: The Animated Series is the only media outside comics to feature this. Venom: Let There Be Carnage will likely change this. Woody Harrelson is playing the character, as revealed in the mid-credits surprise of 2018’s Venom. Sadly, Sony has not unveiled what the Carnage symbiote will look like. One artist has given fans a look into how the character could appear.
Over on Instagram, artist spdrmnkyxxiii has shared fan art showing Woody Harrelson covered by the Carnage symbiote. The artist also recently did a piece showing Tom Holland bonded with the Venom symbiote. Check out the Carnage piece below.
It’s hard to picture Sony deviating too much from Carnage’s classic look in the film. In the comics, Carnage has a slimmer build than Venom, like in the fan art, and different eye design, among other smaller aspects. Carnage’s appearance and demeanor give off the impression he is a maniac, someone who utterly enjoys killing. This is something fans are likely hoping is adapted well.
There have been a number of artworks featuring Venom lately, including one piece from popular artist Bosslogic. Despite the original October date, little is known about the story of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. There have been some set photos, but Sony has not released a plot synopsis yet. Tom Hardy’s deleted Instagram posts with Spider-Man fan art are suspicious, but fans shouldn’t raise their hopes since a Spider-Man appearance is only rumored. It’s not known when the first trailer will release, especially now that the film is delayed eight months. Fans will have to wait and see, while enjoying different artwork in the meantime.