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Over the last few months, the viral Daily Bugle Tumblr set up in promotion of Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been regularly spitting out stories that do what they can to expand in growing comic book movie universe. Sometimes the articles elaborate what what has happened to characters we've already seen on screen - like when they reported the fate of Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard - but others have actually introduced many notable new characters from the comics, like Jackal and The Enforcers. Because virals are so unpredictable, it's hard to say what's actually canon and what's not, but if the latest write-up from the Daily Bugle site is to be believed then we may soon see our first live-action adaptation of Carnage in the Amazing Spider-Man franchise.
Yahoo! actually got the early scoop on the latest "edition" of the Daily Bugle, and have revealed that the main subject of the write-up is none other than Cletus Kasady, a psychopathic serial killer who eventually bonds with an alien symboite to become an insanely deadly monster known as Carnage. You can read an excerpt below, but head over to Yahoo! for the full story:
As mentioned, this doesn't confirm that Sony has big future plans for Carnage, but it's not hard to see why or how they might move in that direction. Carnage has been an incredibly popular antagonist for Spider-Man ever since he was introduced in the early 90s, and Sony has already announced that they will be moving forward with a Venom movie sometime in the near future - meaning that the studio definitely has alien symboites on the brain. Given that the introduction of Venom is what ultimately leads to the creation of Carnage in the comics, we expect that the latter's first big screen appearance really all depends on the planned timeline for the former.
At this point, The Amazing Spider-Man universe is filling up with villains faster than we can count them. Electro - played by Jamie Foxx - is the central antagonist of the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but the film also promises to introduce Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) while teasing characters like Doctor Octopus and Venom (and let's not forget that Lizard is still alive). All of this is setting up for the franchise's eventual Sinister Six movie, which will bring together Spider-Man's greatest adversaries as a team and have them work together to kill the wall-crawler once and for all.
The second installment of the Spider-Man franchise will be in theaters, and you can see all of the villains showcased in the final international trailer below: