Cletus Kasady, formerly also known as Carnage, is a former criminal and the host for the Carnage symbiote.

Video Game Continuity[edit | edit source]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (video game)[edit | edit source]

Cletus Kasady is a criminal who murders other criminals. When Spider-Man was chasing the criminal known as Carridine, Spider-Man finds his dead body under a pile of garbage bags. Then he notices initials on the wall that reads CK written in blood. Spider-Man seeks the help of Kraven the hunter to find this killer. He then finds him in an alley about to kill his next victim. Spider-Man jumps into the scene in which he fights Kasady. Kasady is later arrested and placed in the Ravencroft institute where the "Venom" symbiote is injected into his bloodstream. Kasady broke out of the testing room and turning other inmates into symbiote-infected-people. Spider-Man finally catches up to Kasady in a caged room. After their first fight, Kasady and the symbiote fully bond becoming Carnage. After the battle, the Carnage symbiote is removed and Kasady is being transferred to his jail cell.

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The Daily Bugle (tumblr)[edit | edit source]

A Daily Bugle article on Tumblr dated on April 10, 2014 mentions Cletus Kasady being captured by the police. He had been previously sentenced to twelve life sentences for twelve murders but had escaped whilst being transported between federal prisons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His weaknesses are fire and sound (strong vibrations).
  • Unlike The Lizard, Carnage is the first final boss who is not an antagonist from the film the game is based on nor does he ever appear in said film.
  • Upon seeing the symbiote, Spider-Man states it's not from Earth. However, Carnage tells Spider-Man that they're "practically family already". This means the Venom symbiote is not from Earth, but Richard Parker has modified it with his DNA.
  • Carnage was slated to appear as the antagonist in a solo Venom film since 2007, and the film was later slated to be reworked to be canon with The Amazing Spider-Man film series, with Alan Tudyk is talks to play him, while Finn Wittrock was in talks to play Venom himself. The film's working titles ranged from Venom: Carnage to The Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Venom, to the possibility of Carnage even appearing as early as The Sinister Six, to even a solo film of his own as a sequel to the Venom film, with the movie set from his point of view with Spider-Man, Venom, and Black Cat teaming up against him, with the working title The Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Carnage. However, due to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperforming with the box office and audiences, the future plans for the films' connection with this series were cancelled in favor of Sony and Marvel Studios reaching an agreement to reboot Spider-Man once again to incorporate him into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Amy Pascal and Avi Arad confirmed the spin-off films would move forward in their own universe, with Venom finally being released in 2018, with Tom Hardy as the eponymous character. In this film, Cletus Kasady finally made his cinematic debut in a mid-credits scene, portrayed by Woody Harrelson. Harrelson will reprise the role for the 2021 sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, finally becoming Carnage.

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