Statue Affords Best Look Yet At Carnage From ‘Venom 2’

Horror (and comic book) fans have been clamoring for a good look at the monstrous Carnage from the upcoming Venom sequel–and here it is.

The blood-hued villain is displayed in all his (its?) glory in a Twitter photo–seen below–of a statue recently planted at select IMAX theaters in China, as reported by The attraction was set up in anticipation of the film’s Sept. 24 release.

VenomLet There Be Carnage–a direct follow-up to 2018’s Venom–is directed by Andy Serkis from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. The much-anticipated horror offering from Marvel stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock (aka Venom) and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady (aka Carnage), as well as Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham and Naomie Harris.

The Columbia Pictures film takes place more than a year after the events in Venom, as journalist Eddie Brock “struggles to adjust to life as the host of the alien symbiote Venom, which grants him superhuman abilities in order to be a lethal vigilante,” according to the synopsis.

Brock tries to kickstart his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, “who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution.” Fans can only imagine how all this is going to play out.

The Marvel Comics character Venom was introduced as a living alien costume in The Amazing SpiderMan No252 (1984), with a first full appearance in issue No. 300 of that popular comic book. The Venom symbiote’s first human host was Spidey himself, who eventually separated himself from the creature.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on VenomLet There Be Carnage.


Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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