Venom 2: Tom Hardy Shares Photo of Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady

Venom 2 star Tom Hardy has shared a photo of Woody Harrelson as serial killer Cletus Kasady in the upcoming, potentially R-rated, Venom sequel.

The actor took to Instagram on Monday to offer fans a first glimpse at his villainous co-star, dressed to fluoresce, wearing brightly-coloured threads and a solid skull-like necklace. The character’s comics-accurate red hair also appears to have had a tidy chop since Venom’s mid-credits scene.

Hardy captioned the behind-the-scenes snap with two simple words: “Hello Cletus.”

Fans were introduced to Harrelson’s Carnage alter-ego in Venom’s mid-credits scene, as Eddie Brock visited San Quentin State Prison to speak to the locked-up killer. With his intense gaze locked on Eddie, Cletus vowed that there would be “carnage” when he escapes the penitentiary.

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According to reports, Shriek is set to join forces with the deranged inmate once he breaks free, with Naomie Harris in talks to play the supervillainess, who is a frequent ally and lover of Carnage in the comics, and one of the main antagonists of the popular “Maximum Carnage” crossover storyline.

Venom 2 will also see Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams reprise their roles as Eddie Brock and Anne Weying, respectively.

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For more on Venom 2, find out everything you need to know about the Marvel villain Shriek, read Michelle Williams’ plea for added She-venom screen time, and discover what director Andy Serkis had to say about the future of the franchise.

Alternatively, check out our wishlist of everything we want in Venom 2.

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Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.