How Carnage’s Love Interest Improves the Venom 2 Character According To Harrelson

Exclusive: Woody Harrelson explains how, in his desire to make Carnage more interesting in Venom 2, he found extra layers for his character.

Woody Harrelson explains how Shriek improves Carnage’s character in the newly-released Venom: Let There Be Carnage. After delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back from last year, Venom 2 has finally arrived in appropriately bombastic fashion. Tom Hardy has returned to play disgruntled journalist Eddie Brock and voice the bloodthirsty symbiote that lives within him, the titular Venom. Let There Be Carnage picks up with the two of them learning to co-exist within the same body, a conflict that leads to more than a few major disagreements between them.

However, they must put aside their differences when another, far more dangerous symbiote emerges. The red-skinned Carnage is born after serial killer Cletus Kasady (Harrelson) ingests some of Eddie’s blood, and while Eddie and Venom struggle to compromise on many things, Cletus and Carnage appear to be a perfect match thanks to their murderous desires. Venom: Let There Be Carnage offers some deeper insight into Cletus’ characterization, and as Harrelson pointed out in an interview, there are some elements that are intended to endear him to audiences.

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