VENOM 2 Set Photos Reveal Best Look Yet At Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady (And His New Red Wig)

A newly revealed batch of photos from the set of Venom 2 offer our best look yet at Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady, while Tom Hardy's stuntman appears to leap into action alongside a mysterious character!

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Venom 2 is still shooting in San Francisco, and we now have even more photos from the set of the Marvel movie. These put the spotlight on Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady and, well, it's fair to say that wig is quite a big more effective than the one he wore in Venom's post-credits scene. 

There's no denying that the actor looks a little silly, but it looks like he's having a blast as the psychotic villain. Look closely, and you'll notice that director Andy Serkis was on set helming the action.

Talking of action, Tom Hardy's stunt double was shooting scenes as Eddie Brock elsewhere in San Francisco, and it looks like a mysterious character will save him from some sort of fall. Needless to say, speculation is already running rampant that this is meant to be a stand-in for Spider-Man and that he's saving Eddie here, but that feels like wishful thinking for the most part! 

You never know, though, and our first proper look at Venom 2 really can't get here soon enough. It's still hard to say when a trailer might arrive, but it will probably be relatively soon. 

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awesome concept art from the first Venom movie!

As you can see, Venom has no chest symbol here and looks a lot like the Ultimate version of the character as a result. Still, something is definitely better than nothing, as you'll see below. 

Venom has a chest logo here and it looks a lot like the one from the comics. Unfortunately, Sony decided not to include that, presumably because this version of Venom hasn't met Spider-Man.

This is a very extreme take on Venom, but he looks awesome and it would be great to see the Symbiote evolve into this monstrous form in the sequel, especially when he faces off with Carnage! 


These designs should definitely remind you of the comic books, as Venom is sporting more of a blue hue. Artist Matt Millard did a great job of imagining how the character could look on screen. 


"One of my first task on this movie was to infuse some life in the Character, play around with Venom and make a series of quick studies showing him not as a 3D model but as a creature with a distinct personality (there is a sort of grotesque joyfulness in the character I really love, especially in the Lethal Protector comics)," concept artist Paolo Giandoso says about these pieces. 


"Then I was asked to design ways for the Symbiote to slither over Eddie's face and create Venom," he continues. "In my mind, the symbiote, being a shapeshifter, can potentially grow teeth, gums, eyes and tongues wherever it wants over his surface. All its matter has the potential to become these sort of features.

"It just chooses to create them on the face to arrange them in a way is more functional for a bipedal host. I wanted to give the idea of these features emerging and rearranging, lines of teeth moving and sliding around until they compose the final shape we all know."
It's a shame we didn't see more of that green slime, eh?








So, yeah, that looks a lot like Carnage, right? "I was tasked with concepting the whole symbiote final fight, mechanics and all, the way the Venom and his evil counterpart clash together and merge, until the final sacrifice scene after the rocket explosion," Giandoso explains. With that in mind, common sense says that Carnage was probably used as just a stand-in here. 





"These images are a small section of a deleted scene from the beginning of the third act, in which Eddie confront his buddy about his hypocrisy and they finally make peace and move on to save the world," Giandoso notes. It would have been really cool to see this before the final battle but it arguably wasn't needed as these two managed to make amends in a somewhat simpler exchange. 

Many thanks to artists David MassonMatt Millard, and Paolo Giandoso.
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