Marvel has unveiled new figures from its partnership with Funko for the upcoming Poison: let there be slaughter giving a new tease of the titular villain symbiote. Set a year and a half after the events of the 2018 film, the story centers on investigative journalist Eddie Brock as he struggles to live with an increasingly manic Venom. He must then face the serial killer, Cletus Kasady, as he becomes the host of the Carnage symbiote and goes insane. The cast of the film will see the return of Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles, alongside Michelle Williams and the introduction of Stephen Graham to the series.
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First released in October 2018, Poison received generally negative reviews from critics, but was a box office success, helping launch Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters with other entries, including next year. Morbius, to Kraven the hunter movie and others. The Hardy-directed film’s mid-credit sequence saw the introduction of Harrelson’s Kasady, establishing her proper role as the antagonist in the sequel after the creative team chose to save it for a sequel. After numerous post delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Let there be slaughter It is now scheduled to finally hit theaters on September 24.
Marvel and Funko unveiled two new Pop figures tied to the release of the sequel based on the design of Venom and Carnage in the film. In addition to the Pop iteration of the figure, Walmart will carry a giant 10-inch version of the Carnage design. Both figures can be seen below:
Whether this week’s first trailer for the sequel wowed or disappointed viewers, everyone can certainly agree that Carnage’s design in the film is a faithful version of the character that turns out to be very menacing. Although the manufacturer has released many legitimately terrifying figures, including Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise from That, Carnage’s new figure could be one that fans can have nightmares about keeping on their shelves. But even if fans don’t choose to pick up their own copy of the figure, it at least offers another exciting look at the villainous alien symbiote for the sequel.
What this week’s trailer has indicated to the public is, at the very least, that Hardy, director Andy Serkis, and writer Kelly Marcel are trying to improve and correct the criticism coming from the first film, from the inclusion of the titular villain to a apparently … it vibrates darker. Plus, with Hardy reportedly signed on to star in one more movie and having helped with the sequel’s story, it would certainly be nice to see that his efforts weren’t wasted. For now, fans will have to wait just four more months until Poison: let there be slaughter finally crashes into theaters.
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