Details surrounding Sony’s upcoming Venom movie have been scarce, but The Hollywood Reporter now brings word that the project is going to feature the big screen debut of Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage.
The trade also reveals that the studio wants to bring Tom Holland’s Spider-Man into these spin-offs and other Marvel movies — which include a project focusing on the characters of Silver Sable and Black Cat — despite the fact that his current contract only includes two more solo outings as the wall-crawler.
As for Carnage, he’s a character that fans have been wanting to see on the big screen for a long time. In the comics, Kasady was a serial killer who ended up binding with the alien symbiote during a prison break, amplifying his psychosis and turning him into the dangerous, unhinged creature.
As revealed back in May, Tom Hardy is on board to star in the Venom movie, taking on the role of Eddie Brock, the most popular incarnation of the title character. Production is set to begin this fall under the helm of Ruben Fleischer, the director behind 2009’s Zombieland and 2013’s Gangster Squad.
Sony is reportedly developing Venom as an R-rated feature, though that’s yet to be officially confirmed, so make sure to stay tuned for more updates on the project.
Venom is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5, 2018.