We have to admit; it was a little strange seeing Venom as the good guy and rooting for him throughout the first Venom movie produced by Columbia Pictures, based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe character.
Based on Sony’s 3rd production of Spider-Man in 2007, Venom was the bad guy, a symbiote who was just pure evil, and Peter Parker had to save us yet again from destruction. In the 2018 release of Venom that painted the symbiote a superhero, there didn’t seem to be any connection to the Venom we once knew.
Still, it opened up a whole new world of opportunities for Marvel Comic readers since it has allowed this 2021 sequel to blend wonderfully into the MCU by revealing Venom’s archenemy, Carnage.
The truth is the MCU fans are, in fact, expecting this sequel. At the end of the first Venom movie, we saw a hint of what was coming. Eddie Brock hoping to reignite his dreams of a career in journalism after getting a grip on his buddy and alter ego Venom, took a trip to the prison in San Quentin to interview the incarcerated serial killer Cletus Kasady.
According to Marvel Comics, the two met while serving time together. As Venom was helping Eddie escape, a part of his symbiote genetic makeup infected Cletus Kasady.
Kasady had been expecting Eddie even before his arrival. The red-haired psychopath had outlined a ‘Welcome Eddie’ in his prison cell, and it was written in blood.
Also, not so subtly, in the final parts of their discussion, the serial killer said, ‘When I get out of here, and I will... there’s going to be carnage!’ This definitely means there’s about to be a lot more violence that would make Venom eating heads for dinner seem like child’s play.
Whether Kasady was already down with the symbiote syndrome at that scene is unclear. Still, the mix of a psychopathic serial killer with a blood-thirsty symbiote can not end well for us regular humans. So take cover behind the theater screens because there’s about to be real carnage.
Many fans are still disappointed by the fact that there’s no connection between Venom and Spider-Man in any way. Still, there may be a ray of hope, according to some sources that have confirmed there could be a future appearance of the web-slinging character in the Venom movies.
After the first Venom movie, Tom Hardy revealed that he had signed on for even a third sequel, so it’s hard to say if we’ll be seeing the spider guy in this sequel or another.
We know that ‘Venom: Let There be Carnage’ is coming on September 24, 2021, which will explore the relationship between Eddie and Venom. Seeing as there are new rules at play and the important one is ‘no eating people,’ there will definitely be a lot of struggles between the two as they get adjusted to life with each other.