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''Venom'''s lead actor Tom Hardy confirmed that the only scenes deleted from the movie were the scenes including Carnage. I believe Carnage would have been an interesting character to have in the film, and his appearance would have opened a door for him to appear in future movies.

Why did they end up deleting Carnage's scenes - and since they ended up getting deleted, why did they begin shooting with Carnage in the first place?

  • I've gone through and edited your question to improve the grammar and general tone, please feel free to revert the edits if you believe I've gone too far. – F1Krazy Oct 7 '18 at 19:14
  • @F1Krazy appreciate it, I also wanted to highlight what a character Carnage is in terms of strength and significance, so I wrote so earlier.but thanks ! – master ArSuKa Oct 8 '18 at 6:22
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    probably to lead into film 2 better, the after credits scene hints this – mast3rd3mon Oct 8 '18 at 10:58
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According to IGN, this was intentional.

The end credits scene of Venom introduces serial killer Cletus Kasady, played by Woody Harrelson, in a clear set-up for the introduction of the villain Carnage in a potential sequel.

Director Ruben Fleischer recently sat down for a one-on-one spoiler chat with IGN wherein he discussed the casting of Harrelson and his reasons for why Carnage wasn't used as the villain of the first Venom movie.

Fleischer explained that the priority of the first movie was to establish Eddie Brock and his bond with the symbiote Venom -- "their relationship is really the most satisfying part of the movie" -- and that the inclusion of Cletus Kasady was only meant to whet fans' appetites for a sequel.

"We’d like to think that this movie will expand to other movies and Carnage is, I think, the most beloved of the Venom adversaries, with the exception of probably Spider-Man," Fleischer said. "And so we definitely didn’t want to include Carnage in this first movie because it felt like we wanted to establish Eddie and Venom and so that’s why we worked having Riot as our main adversary. But the intention or the ambition was to show that there are legs for the franchise in that a fan favorite let alone played by Woody Harrelson would be something we could look forward to in the future."


Why did they end up deleting Carnage's scenes - and since they ended up getting deleted, why did they begin shooting with Carnage in the first place?

I cannot find any explicit mention on this. However, it's not that uncommon for some additional things to be shot without already having confirmed that it will actually be included.

  • I see that Marvel filmmakers don't rush and they ALWAYS think of the long run. Thankyou for your time. – master ArSuKa Oct 8 '18 at 14:47
  • @masterArSuKa: What specifically are you responding to? – Flater Oct 8 '18 at 14:47
  • That they are building a base for Carnage to work upon later ! that always works in sequels, i accept the fact that this movie showed their bonding ! – master ArSuKa Oct 8 '18 at 14:49

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