VENOM Concept Art Reveals Some Alternate Takes On The Symbiote, A Deleted Scene, And The Epic Final Battle

Venom 2 recently found a director in Andy Serkis, and now some newly surfaced concept art from the first movie reveals alternate takes on the Symbiote & features a final battle between Venom &...Carnage?!

Venom missed the mark with critics but it was a box office hit, and that's why Sony Pictures is now moving forward with a sequel. The planned follow-up recently found a director in Andy Serkis, and there's already a lot of excitement about what comes next for the franchise. 

In the meantime, we have some concept art from the first instalment which reveals some alternate takes on the Venom Symbiote, including a blue colour scheme which definitely pays homage to the comic books. We also have some very early pieces depicting the movie's final battle, which pit Eddie Brock against a villain who looks an awful lot like Carnage!

There's nothing to say that he was ever going to be Venom's big bad, of course, but it's certainly interesting to see what a fight between the two classic characters would have looked like.

So, to check out this Venom concept art, simply click on the "View List" button below. 

Venom part 1


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 part 1


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.
 
Venom part 1


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! 
 
Variation of Head Design A

 
Variation of Head Design B


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. 
 
Character Studies, A

 
Character Studies, B


"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. 
 
Transformation Studies, A

 
Transformation Studies, B


"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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