Joining actor Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road") as 'Eddie Brock' aka 'Venom' in director Ruben Fleischer's live-action "Venom" stand-alone feature for Columbia Pictures is Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams as 'Anne Weying', based on Marvel Comics "Spider-Man" characters:
"...Williams will co-star as 'Anne Weying', the lawyer wife of 'Eddie Brock' (Hardy), who bonds with the 'Venom' symbiote that ultimately took her life..."
The character 'Carnage' will reportedly be the 'Big Bad' super-villain in the new film, that starts shooting this month.
'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, while exhibiting telepathic abilities.
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