Details About Woody Harrelson's Character In 'Venom' Movie 'Revealed'
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The few glimpses we've had of Venom so far are showing a much darker side to the Spider-Man franchise than we've seen in the past and fans seem to be more than happy with that.
Star Tom Hardy has already treated fans to a few behind-the-scenes photos via his social media accounts, and the official first trailer has been released, but it hasn't provided much detail about the plot of the movie, or the cast.
As well as Hardy, the movie stars Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Riz Ahmed playing Dr Carlton Drake and Woody Harrelson; until now it wasn't known what role Harrelson would be playing.
However, it's been reported by Bleeding Cool that the former Cheers actor will be playing Carnage.
Carnage's human counterpart is serial killer Cletus Kasady who, at least in the comics, shares a cell with Brock. Harrelson as a deeply disturbed serial killer? Yeah, I can totally see that working.
Rumours about Harrelson joining the cast began at the end of last year, with Variety reporting in December that the actor had been signed up to play 'a henchman of sorts'. I'm not sure how Carnage would feel about that. On the film's IMDB page Harrelson still doesn't have a title - yet.
As far as plot details go, SlashFilm, has said that script writers combined two storylines from the original comics to help inspire the story - Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes, both of which are hugely popular with fans.
Lethal Protector sees Eddie Brock moving to San Francisco follow a truce between him and Spider-Man. He sets himself up as anti-hero, rather than a villain, however the Life Foundation are quick to track down Venom.
The Life Foundation want to use Brock's symbiote to create five spawns - Agony, Phage, Scream, Riot, Lasher.
In Planet of the Symbiotes an entire army of symbiotes invade the Earth. According to reports, it's here where villain Carnage is likely to pop up, as he featured in this story in the comics.
The movie is due to be released on 5 October.