A new statue for Venom: Let There Be Carnage that has been shown in Chinese cinema theatres gives a closer look at Carnage’s ultimate form in the next flick.
A new statue for Venom: Let There Be Carnage that has been sighted in Chinese movie theatres gives a clearer look at Carnage’s final form in the next flick. The Sony sequel picks up a year after the events of its 2018 predecessor, as investigative journalist Eddie Brock adjusts to life as Venom’s host and becomes a lethal vigilante using his superhuman skills. Brock interviews serial killer Cletus Kasady ahead of his upcoming execution in an attempt to rekindle his career, but things go bad when Kasady becomes the host for the symbiote Carnage and escapes, rampaging over San Francisco.
Along with Hardy, the film’s cast includes Woody Harrelson as Kasady, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, and Peggy Lu, who all made cameo appearances in Venom’s post-credits scene. In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Naomie Harris will play Kasady’s love interest and fellow super-powered villain Shriek, while Stephen Graham will play a local detective looking for the remains of Kasady’s murder victims. The next picture will be the second episode in Sony Pictures’ Marvel Universe of Characters, which also includes Morbius, a Kraven the Hunter feature, and more.
Just as select IMAX theaters in China received a Venom statue for the first movie, select theaters are also receiving a Carnage statue for Venom: Let There be Carnage! pic.twitter.com/YPbOpaRfbr
— TheVenomSite (@thevenomsite) July 30, 2021
With only two months till the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Twitter user TheVenomSite shared photographs of new statues distributed to IMAX cinemas in China. In addition to a glance at the titular symbiote, the images show Carnage in his ultimate appearance in the movie.
Many people were worried about Kasady’s entrance in the sequel after his incredibly ridiculous and awful introduction in the post-credits of Venom. Those anxieties were mostly allayed when set images revealed a character with a shorter hairstyle than the first film’s ludicrous wig, and expectations were raised with the release of the first trailer. Though the tongue-in-cheek language remained, the appearance of Kasady and Carnage in the clip served to not only pique fans’ interest in the fan-favorite villain’s big-screen debut but also to instill dread in viewers.
The following is the official synopsis for Sony’s first Venom film:
Venom, Marvel’s most enigmatic, deep, and badass character, has a backstory! After losing everything, including his career and fiancée, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is a devastated man. He becomes host to an extraterrestrial symbiote, which gives him tremendous superpowers and transforms him into Venom, just when his life is at its lowest point. Will these abilities be sufficient for this new lethal protector to overcome huge evil forces, particularly Riot, a far more powerful and weaponized symbiote rival?
The new statues for the film are the best look for Carnage since Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and they’re guaranteed to heighten interest in the sequel. Though not as broad-shouldered as his vigilante counterpart, the villain’s more barbed-wire design and sharper claws indicate that he is a formidable opponent. When the film opens in theatres on September 24, only time will tell.
Carnage was teased at the end of the previous film, and fans have been waiting to see what Woody Harrelson can do with the character now that he’s fully unleashed. We’ll find out soon enough, as the sequel comes out in just two months.