UPDATE: These videos have now been removed.
As you surely know, Venom‘s intended to be the first installment of Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, and in this ambitious franchise, Eddie Brock’s standalone outing looks to be taking some inspiration from its peers in the genre. Namely, just as the MCU and Warner’s MonsterVerse have done in the past, the new Ruben Fleischer-helmed movie will be teasing what’s to come via a couple of post-credits sequences.
The first and more interesting of these has now leaked online and actually sets up a character who will very likely be the main antagonist of the sequel – should one happen. As you can see below (we’ve included two embeds, in case one goes down), Eddie, now having fully bonded with the symbiote, heads to San Quentin prison to talk to a dangerous inmate for his next story.
It turns out that inmate is none other than Woody Harrelson’s character. “Hey, Red. I got a visitor for you,” says the guard, as Brock steps in. “Hi, Eddie,” says the seemingly crazy prisoner, with Brock offering a “hey” back. From there, the two have a brief conversation before Harrelson drops this teasing line: “I get outta here — and I will — there’s gonna be carnage.”
Obviously, the individual Eddie’s talking to is none other than Cletus Kasady, who in the comics bonds with a symbiote to become supervillain Carnage. He’s got a long history on the page and is a great character that fans have been eager to see on the big screen for a while now. And with rumors swirling for months ahead of Venom‘s release saying he’d show up, it now seems that they’ve instead decided to save him for the post-credits scene to tease a future appearance.
Of course, Sony will need move forward with a sequel first before we get to see Carnage in all his glory, and right now, we can’t say for sure if Eddie Brock will get another film. Then again, while the reviews for Venom may be rough and reactions to the pic online aren’t exactly positive, it’s important to remember that the Tom Hardy-led movie is still expected to do quite well at the box office. And at the end of the day, that’s really all that matters, right?