Could Carnage be coming to the Amazing Spider-Man series? According to Yahoo! Movies, he just might be. They've revealed that the Daily Bugle Tumblr is about to release a story that will tease the popular super-villain - possibly Spider-Man's most violent and psychotic foe. The expected story is below:
KILLER KASADY CAUGHT By Eddie Brock The greater New York tri-state area got a whole lot safer yesterday. Captured late last night, Cletus Kasady, escaped serial killer and notorious redhead, was eerily calm and subdued when he eagerly surrendered to the FBI. The manhunt for the FBI’s Most Wanted felon ended innocuously in a small strip mall outside of New Rochelle, New York.
A barista at a local coffee shop recognized Kasady and eventually called the police. The barista apologized to reporters later admitting she didn’t immediately alert authorities hoping Spider-Man would beat them to the scene. “What can I say? I am a HUGE fan.”
Kasady had been sentenced to twelve life sentences for the twelve murders he committed — but escaped while being transported between federal prisons. Sources say Kasady has been remanded to Ravencroft Institute for further interrogation until he is relocated to a maximum security federal prison. While the barista didn’t get her wish, we know Spider-Man thanks her… as we all do. For now it appears that Kasady won’t be causing any more carnage.
All of which sets Kasady up nicely to begin Carnage's traditional origin story. During his time in custody, Kasady finds himself with Eddie 'Venom' Brock as a cellmate - and eventually a Venom-like symbiote of his own. Becoming Carnage, he engages in a campaign of mass slaughter - one that Spider-Man is regularly unable to deal with alone - that leads to several reluctant Spidey-Venom team-ups.
Carnage's arrival would certainly then provide Venom with an alternative - possibly even anti-heroic - path to tread in his upcoming spin off movie, with the two having both a shared heritage and a history of conflict. Alternatively, Kasady would seem to be a natural post-credits sting to a Carnage-less Venom, with an eventually incarcerated Eddie Brock finding himself with a strangely recognizable cell-mate.
That said, Carnage would also make for an intriguing antagonist within the Sinister Six movie - being the sort of psychopathic killer even other villains refuse to work with. It would also provide a further opening for Venom to appear in both his own spin-off and Sinister Six - having previously both worked with and fought against the group in the comics.
What do you guys think? Will Carnage be appearing in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise? If so, which movie will he arrive in? Let me know below!