Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are teasing us again with some very exciting news. Speaking to IGN, the duo commented on the suggestion that the symbiote Carnage should appear in the “Venom” spin-off pic scheduled to be released in 2017. The Daily Bugle tumblr ran a story about the notorious serial killer Cletus Kasady (AKA Carnage) written by none other than Eddie Brock (AKA Venom).
Arad told IGN:
“What a great idea.” “Exactly. The idea of Venom and Carnage… taking it into consideration. Watch out for this Venom movie. We are crazy excited.”
The pair added:
“We did Venom in the UK as a special issue based on the ’94 show: the three-parter,” remembers Arad. “And I think if you check the record book it was probably one of the best-selling videos. Way before DVD. Because the character is interesting. Even Venom is not – we call them villains, but he’s really not a villain.”
Considering the multiple versions that exist for Carnage’s story in the “Spider-Man” universe, most comic book geeks will agree that Kasady’s Carnage storyline will be an absolute blast to experience on the silver screen. As mentioned earlier, the report written by Eddie Brock who later becomes Venom, Kasady is described as a “serial killer and notorious redhead”. The symbiote’s enhanced physical strength, hunger for blood and insane shape-shifting abilities which include the formation of weapons makes the villainous character one of the most exciting badasses in comic book history. The Alien is far more superior with greater powers than that of Spider-Man and Venom combined! This calls for an R-Rated version that will truly capture the nature of the beast.
The full Daily Bugle report reads:
The greater New York tri-state area got a whole lot safer yesterday. Captured late last night, Cletus Kasady, escaped serial killer and notorious redhead, was eerily calm and subdued when he eagerly surrendered to the FBI. The manhunt for the FBI’s Most Wanted felon ended innocuously in a small strip mall outside of New Rochelle, New York.
A barista at a local coffee shop recognized Kasady and eventually called the police. The barista apologized to reporters later admitting she didn’t immediately alert authorities hoping Spider-Man would beat them to the scene. “What can I say? I am a HUGE fan.”
Kasady had been sentenced to twelve life sentences for the twelve murders he committed — but escaped while being transported between federal prisons. Sources say Kasady has been remanded to Ravencroft Institute for further interrogation until he is relocated to a maximum security federal prison. While the barista didn’t get her wish, we know Spider-Man thanks her… as we all do. For now it appears that Kasady won’t be causing any more carnage.
The spin-offs will be developed by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard. Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon will team up to write the screenplay for “Venom (2017)”, which Kurtzman will direct. In the meantime we can expect Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ to hit theatres on May 2, 2014. Spidey’s journey will see him take on a plethora of bad guys with Electro (Jamie Foxx), Goblin (Dane DeHaan), and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) pitted against him.