According to new reports Marvel Comics' 'Carnage' will be the main villain opposite Tom Hardy in the prepping "Venom" solo feature, to be directed by Ruben Fleischer ("Zombieland"), starting September 2017 in Atlanta and New York City:
'Cletus Kasady' aka 'Carnage', debuted in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #344 (March 1991) followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man" #360...
...created by writer David Michelinie and illustrators Erik Larsen and Mark Bagley, based on elements of the precursor character 'Venom'.
Along with Venom, the character belongs to a race of amorphous extraterrestrials known as the 'Symbiotes'.
'Venom', aka the 'Venom Symbiote', was originally a super-villain sentient alien, debuting in Marvel Comics' "The Amazing Spider-Man" #300 (May 1988)...
...before evolving into an antihero, requiring a host to bond with for its survival.
The first known host was 'Spider-Man', who eventually separated himself from the creature when he discovered its true nature.
The Symbiote went on to merge with other hosts.
According to the 'Marvel Universe', the creature is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity...
...alongside 'Magneto', 'Doctor Doom' and the 'Red Skull'.
The Symbiote is capable of shape-shifting, as well as the ability to expand its size and mimic the appearance of other humanoids after it has obtained a host.
The organism can additionally conceal itself by altering its coloration or by becoming invisible, also exhibiting telepathic abilities.
Columbia Pictures executives Palak Patel and Eric Fineman will oversee the new film for the studio.
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