VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Director Reveals Reason For Woody Harrelson Ditching VENOM Wig For Sequel

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Director Reveals Reason For Woody Harrelson Ditching VENOM Wig For Sequel

Woody Harrelson debuted as Cletus Kasady in Venom's post-credits scene in a ridiculous wig, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage director Andy Serkis now reveals why that's been ditched for the sequel...

Venom included a somewhat random post-credits scene that saw Eddie Brock meet Cletus Kasady, a character better known to comic book fans as Carnage. Sony Pictures made an awesome casting decision by choosing Woody Harrelson to fill the role, though he quickly became something of a laughing stock online thanks to the ridiculous curly wig he was wearing. 

Thankfully, today's trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage confirmed that it's been scrapped for a much better hairstyle that a) doesn't look ridiculous, and b) is actually more comic accurate. 

Now, in an interview with IGN, director Andy Serkis has explained the change. "We wanted to give a sense that he's been in there for some time and that he's gone through various changes," he said, "so that we could really [see] what's going on with the darkness of the character."

Talking about designing Carnage, the filmmaker added: "This character was so much fun to work on in design and to take [from] the comic world. It was wonderful having the opportunity to take this character that's never been seen before on screen, as much as you do get to know him in our story and to really play with the physicality, how he moves, how he extrudes his tentacles."

You can read much more from Serkis by clicking here.

It seems obvious that Harrelson's wig was ditched for Venom: Let There Be Carnage because of the reaction online, though you have to give Serkis credit for how diplomatic he is about scrapping that here. It feels like we've only really scratched the surface with Harrelson's Cletus, though, so keep checking back here for more. 

In the meantime, you can watch our Zombieland: Double Tap interview with the actor below:
 

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