Written by Edwin Francisco
The Venom sequel might have more villains than Carnage and Shriek.
We have seen trailers of the upcoming Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
By the title alone we are already expecting to see serial killer Cletus Cassidy; Woody Harrelson plays him.
Cassidy is also known as Carnage, which is a symbiote offspring of Venom.
We know that Cassidy is scheduled for execution.
However, I’m not sure at what point he gets the symbiote.
Is it before or after his execution?
At the moment, I’m guessing before the execution because this can explain how he was able to escape.
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) searches for Cassidy by talking to Frances Louise Barrison (Naomi Harris).
Where does he find her?
The Ravencroft Institute.
This is an asylum for the criminally insane. Sound familiar? We’ve been talking about Arkham Asylum for so long lately, so this is my best example. Ravencroft Institute is Marvel’s version of Arkham Asylum.
If you are familiar with the comics, Ravencroft has a long history in the Marvel universe.
Barrison is also known as Shriek. She has the power of Telekinesis; Sonic Beam where she uses sound waves to create damage; and Dark Empathy where she can bring out the dark side of people.
In the comics, she is considered a mutant.
Venom Sequel Might Include More Villains Than Carnage and Shriek
Carnage and Shriek create chaos together.
She is just as dangerous as Carnage.
So we know this time around that Venom will be dealing with two villains instead of one.
Other than Shriek, the Ravencroft itself introduces a lot of possibilities of who we might be able to see.
As I mentioned earlier, this institute has seen many Marvel characters, not only in the Spider-verse.
At some point in time, it housed Wolverine, Sabretooth, Loki of Asgard, Scarlet Witch, Prism, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Mysterio, and more.
At one point, the Ravencroft Institute was even reduced to a crumble by Deadpool.
It was the Kingpin who paved the way to rebuild the institute.
Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four even tried to make it a proper psychiatric institution; however, the Kingpin hired Norman Osborn (the Green Goblin), Anthony Masters (Taskmaster), MacDonald Gargan (Virus), Karla Sofen (Moonstone) and Roderick Kingsley (the Hobgoblin) as staff members.
I’m not saying that we’ll see mutants or gods when we watch the new Venom movie.
But they may house some well-known villains that they can introduce in upcoming films.
The possibilities are actually endless on who they can put there.
Sony did say that they’ll be introducing elements that might connect to the MCU starting with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
In other words, it’s possible that Venom: Let There Be Carnage will also add a bit more of it.
Here’s hoping that Shriek is actually a mutant.