With Venom 2 in theaters now, there have been many Marvel characters introduced from panel to screen who have had a Symbiote from the comics.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Venom: Let There Be Carnage
While Venom: Let There Be Carnage sees Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock take on Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady, several Marvel movie characters have also been possessed by a Symbiote from the comics. 2018’s Venom saw the Spider-Man villain/anti-hero get his proper due after the controversial depiction in Spider-Man 3 from 2007. But the movie was just the beginning of the so-called Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, which will feature other Spider-Man characters in solo films. While Jared Leto will star as the titular hero in Morbius next year, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is getting another Marvel gig in Kraven the Hunter.
Before those characters get their big-screen debuts, Hardy reprises the Marvel anti-hero in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which features the live-action introduction of Carnage, another Spider-verse Symbiote from the comics. After Harrelson’s Cletus got his brief debut in Venom’s post-credit scene, it served as a set-up for the sequel. While Venom and Carnage are Marvel’s most recognizable Symbiotes in the comics and the mainstream media, they still have several Symbiotes as part of the lore. As shown in Venom, Eddie’s Symbiote wasn’t alone as there is a whole race of them in the ever-expanding multiverse.