It seems that what we all suspected is coming true: Woody Harrelson will return as Carnage in Venom 2.
Teased during the closing credits of Venom, no one was quite sure if we would see Carnage in the second film or not. Now, thanks to an interview with recently announced cinematographer Robert Richardson by Collider, it seems Harrelson will indeed be bringing the symbiote to the film.
The revelation came about from an interview about why he decided to take on the film.
I was looking forward to entering into that arena with Batman years ago with Ben [Affleck]. I thought, ‘Well this is something I haven’t done that I would love to try to do.’ And then Andy Serkis, who I worked with on Breathe, gave me a call a month ago and said that he was up for this and would I be willing. I’d seen the film. I watched it again, then they sent me a script and I felt like, yeah, I would say yes anyway to Andy just because I would say yes to Andy, but I also think it’s a great… I think it’s unexplored yet, and it’s going to explode, and this film, I think, will help it explode, because you have a remarkable central character with Venom, but now you’ve got Woody Harrelson, who’s going to obviously make his own little entrance here, and we’ll see what else comes in with the Sony Marvel collaboration. I look forward to it. It’s a massive change for me, but I’m excited. I think Hardy is one of our best. He never misses. I so look forward to sitting with him and watching him perform.
Carnage has seemed like a natural addition since it was announced Venom wouold be receiving his own film, but it seems unlikely anyone thought it would be quite this fast. With symbiote fights having already happened in the first film, will this feel like too much of a copy?
We’ll just have to wait and see.