If you have watched Venom (2018), and sat through the end credit scene (which appears a couple of minutes into the credits), then you might be asking the question, what is it all about?! Well, I’ve got the answer for you – just read on for more details.
Venom credit scene
To recap: After the initial run of credits, a scene opens up at a maximum security prison where Eddie Brock (aka Tom Hardy) is on an assignment to interview one of the inmates. Brock is warned that this inmate is particularly nasty, leading to the introduction of a red-headed prisoner.
The prisoner isn’t named, but eagle-eyed audiences will note that the prisoner is played by actor, Woody Harrelson. The prisoner briefly speaks to Brock, noting that when he gets out of prison “there’s gonna be carnage”.
The scene then fades out to the credits.
So, what was the Venom end credit scene all about?
Who is in the Venom credit scene?
Comic book fans will know the red-haired character as the Spider-Man villain, Carnage – aka serial killer, Cletus Kasady. In the comics, Kasady shared a prison cell with Brock, bonded with a symbiote of his own (an offspring of Venom), and transformed into Carnage.
Kasady then broke out of prison and went on a murderous rampage, causing Spider-Man and Venom to join forces to stop him – which they did. But Kasady was only temporarily subdued, returning time-and-time again to cause death and destruction.
Can Carnage be reasoned with?
Carnage shares similar abilities to Venom, with a few differences, but is a far deadlier character. You see, while Venom is kept in check by Eddie Brock’s sense of morality, Kasady is nothing but a remorseless killer.
Why is Cletus Kasady in Venom?
So, why was Kasady included in the end credit scene of Venom?
Simple, Kasady appears in Venom as a set up for the sequel – Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021).
His (very) brief appearance in Venom is a tease for what’s to come in 2021. His role might have been small in Venom, but Kasady will play a much larger role in the sequel.
And now you know.
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