- NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Carnage from the 2018 film. The mainstream version can be found here: Carnage (Marvel).
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|“||When I get out of here, and I will... there's gonna be carnage.||„|
|~ Kasady to Eddie Brock|
Cletus Kasady aka Carnage is a minor antagonist who appears in the mid-credits scene of the 2018 film Venom. He is a notorious serial killer who is currently locked away in San Quentin Prison, where reporter Eddie Brock interviewed him. He will be the main antagonist of the sequel of Venom.
When he was a child, Kasady was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in St. Estes home after becoming an orphan. There, Cletus was already showing signs of psychopathy, including being very antisocial and even torturing and killing his mother's dog with a drill. Sometime later, St. Estes caught on fire due to mysterious reasons, killing the headmaster and possibly many others. It is entirely possible and very likely that Cletus himself caused the fire to kill the disciplinarian headmaster out of revenge, which Eddie Brock speculates on his notes. Later in his life, he murdered countless people, starting with his own grandmother, whom he pushed down a flight of stairs. He also killed a woman by pushing her in front of a bus when she rejected his romantic advances. Eddie's notes on him reveal he also dug up his own mother's grave for unknown reasons, to which Eddie speculates as Cletus having an Oedipus Complex. He was presumably apprehended years before the events of Venom.
Interview with Eddie Brock
Following the deaths of Riot and Carlton Drake, Eddie Brock was on a motorcycle trip to San Quentin Prison to do an interview with a mystery convict to see if he will help the FBI identify more potential bodies. After receiving an ominous warning from one of the prison guards, the mystery convict is revealed to be Cletus Kasady. When Eddie enters his cell, Cletus writes "Welcome Eddie" with his own blood. During the interview, Cletus tells Eddie to "forgo the whole creepy serial killer thing", claiming he can turn the serial-killer act on and off whenever he wants. Afterward, Cletus tells Eddie to get closer to him and afterward boldly claimed he planned to break out of prison and unleash "carnage" upon society.
|~ Kasady meeting Eddie when he comes to visit him.|
|“|| Cletus Kasady: Do you mind if we forgo the whole creepy serial killer thing?|
Eddie Brock: Sure, it's good with me.
Cletus Kasady: I mean, I can turn it on if you want. Talk about the da-das patterns of arterial spray.
|~ Cletus Kasady to Eddie Brock.|
- Woody Harrelson has stated that Cletus Kasady will be having a major role in the film's sequel, having been unable to read its script until signing for the first film.