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Exciting news Venom fans!! It seems we have a new symbiotic relationship in the works. And it involves one of Spider-mans most lethal foes ever.....CARNAGE!! With the delays to the [The Amazing Spider-Man](movie:45497) series I can now forgive Sony a little after this news.


Sony has announced that the Venom movie planned for 2017 has been renamed Venom Carnage. That is right, we shall be seeing Cletus Kasaday on the big screen! Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ) is set to direct the film.

  Art: Clayton Crain
Art: Clayton Crain

But just how much "Carnage" are we really going to get? Comic book fans know just how deadly and murderous Cletus Kasady can be. This is a villain that even puts a little fear into Venom himself! With this news it makes you wonder just how deep into the Marvel vault of characters they will go!'

Who is Carnage?

Carnage; Cletus Kasady is a psychopath and a homicidal sadist. Kasady is a deeply disturbed individual with a dark past: as a child, he killed his grandmother by pushing her down a flight of stairs, tried to murder his mother by throwing a television into her bathtub, and tortured and killed his mother's dog. After the latter, his mother then tried to kill Cletus, and was apparently beaten to the brink of death by Kasady's father, who received no defense from Kasady during his trial. As an orphan, Kasady was sent to the St. Estes Home for Boys, where his antisocial behavior made him the target of abuse from both the other orphans and the staff. Kasady gained revenge by murdering the disciplinarian administrator, pushing a girl (who laughed at him for asking her to date him) in front of a moving bus, and burning down the orphanage. It was during his brutal years at St. Estes that Kasady acquired his philosophy that life was essentially meaningless and futile, that "laws are only words" and came to see the spreading of chaos through random, unpatterned bloodshed as "the ultimate freedom."

  Art: Mark Bagley
Art: Mark Bagley

Kasady became a serial killer. He was then captured and sent to Ryker's Island prison for 11 murders—though he bragged of a dozen more—where he shared a cell with Eddie Brock, who had lost the alien symbiote that transformed him into the supervillain Venom. Brock's symbiote soon returned and bonded with him again, and unwittingly left behind the symbiote's offspring. The new symbiote then entered Kasady's bloodstream through a cut and bonded with his blood, transforming him into Carnage. He escaped prison, and began a series of murders, and at the scene of each crime, wrote "Carnage" on the walls with his own blood. He was found by Spider-Man, though the hero proved to be no match for Carnage's powers. In desperation, Spider-Man made a truce with Venom to fight Carnage. Carnage was defeated with sonic weaponry, but the symbiote lived on because it is merged with Kasady's bloodstream.

Maximum Carnage

Kasady is taken to The Vault, a prison for super-villains—then Ravencroft Institute, a facility for the super-human criminally insane. A doctor at the facility, hoping to find a "cure" for his madness, draws blood from him—unwittingly enabling Kasady to morph into Carnage—who goes on to recruit an army of psychopathic supervillains including Shriek, Demogoblin, Carrion, and Doppelganger to take over New York City. Using Shriek's "psychic channel" powers, he also drives ordinary New Yorkers to attack one another. Carnage and his "family" are ultimately driven back by Spider-Man, Venom, and a number of other superheroes and super-antiheroes, with Carnage and Shriek being remanded to Ravencroft.



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