Well, the Sony Spiderman Universe is about to get one Symbiote bigger as word got out that Carnage looks to be the villain in the Venom stand-alone film.
Copies of Amazing Spider-Man #361, Carnage’s first appearance, have been gobbled up off eBay as the news hit. Still many affordable copies out there, but that may not last.
From Screen Rant:
Tom Hardy won’t be the only one with a symbiote in Venom as Carnage is also set to be included. Sony previously announced their intentions to make multiple Spider-Man spinoffs and it came as no surprise that they chose their most popular anti-hero to kick things off. Hardy has since been paired with director Ruben Fleischer for the movie, with Venom set to start production later this year. With the film centering around a character that is not the prototypical superhero or just all-around nice guy, finding an obstacle for Eddie Brock to overcome or take down could be difficult.
As of right now, it does not appear as though Venom’s biggest opponent (re: the original web-crawler) will be featured, which all but guarantees that someone from Spidey’s vast rogues gallery will make their live-action debut here, instead. Many fans have been holding out hope for one character in particular to fill that position – a fellow by the name of Cletus Kasady aka. Carnage.