Many a Cletus Kasday fan likely breathed a sigh of relief this week when Sony unleashed the first trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage and we got confirmation that Woody Harrelson’s deranged serial killer-turned-symbiote host has dropped the curly wig we saw him sporting in the post-credit scene of 2018’s Venom.
Speaking to IGN, director Andy Serkis has revealed why they decided to shake up Cletus’ look for Let There Be Carnage, and it’s got absolutely nothing to do with how ridiculous it looked, honest.
“We wanted to give a sense that he’s been in there for some time and that he’s gone through various changes, so that we could really [see] what’s going on with the darkness of the character,” said Serkis, who then went on to discuss the design of Kasady’s alter-ego Carnage.
“This character was so much fun to work on in design and to take [from] the comic world. It was wonderful having the opportunity to take this character that’s never been seen before on screen, as much as you do get to know him in our story and to really play with the physicality, how he moves, how he extrudes his tentacles.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage sees Tom Hardy returning as Eddie Brock/Venom alongside Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, Naomie Harris as Frances Barrison/Shriek, Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, Stephen Graham as Detective Mulligan, Peggy Lu as Mrs. Chen and Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set for release in theaters on September 24th.