'Venom 2': Carnage may be scary but these 5 symbiotes are the ones we really want to see in the movies
Carnage and Venom may be the most popular symbiotes in Marvel's stable but they're hardly the only ones. In fact, there are five symbiotes who could give Venom and his wayward offspring a run for their money
Despite theaters being closed as part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, the hype around 'Venom 2' featuring the return of Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock / Venom is still building. There have been rumors of a teaser trailer for the movie being dropped soon and some pictures supposedly from the teaser have been doing the rounds online showcasing the movie's villain, the symbiote serial killer Carnage / Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson).
Carnage and Venom may be the most popular symbiotes in Marvel's stable but they're hardly the only ones. In fact, there are five symbiotes we really want to see brought to life in the movies and any of them could give Venom and his wayward offspring a run for their money.
In the comics, the offspring of a symbiote is much more powerful than its parent, which is why Carnage is so much more powerful than Venom. Well, Toxin is Carnage's offspring and the 1000th symbiote in their shared genetic lineage, making it one of the single most powerful symbiotes we've seen in the comics.
Combining the powers of both Venom and Carnage, Toxin possesses a near-limitless list of abilities and he's practically unfazed by the normal symbiote weaknesses like fire and sound. With his sheer power, cool design and the fact that he's neither fully heroic nor a total villain, Toxin would be perfect to join the 'Venom' movies.
Just like Toxin, Scorn is also a "child" of Carnage albeit one that didn't quite come about in the traditional way, even for symbiotes. Scorn was born out of an experimental procedure that used part of the Carnage symbiote to enhance a robotic prosthetic given to a psychiatrist named Dr. Tanis Nieves.
Unlike the other symbiotes, Scorn is a machine/symbiote hybrid and has certain abilities that are a result of this techno-organic origin. For one thing, she can bond with and take control of weaponry and other forms of tech, which would have some brilliant visual applications in live-action.
The youngest offspring of Venom, Sleeper is unique not just because of his special power to secrete and control chemicals but because unlike the rest of the symbiotes, he wasn't raised to be a bloodthirsty killer. Sleeper is essentially still a very precocious child who has been described as a genius with an excellent taste in music.
He's also the most disturbing symbiote because for the longest time his "host" was the corpse of a Kree warrior that he basically used as a puppet. Sleeper has one of the most unique designs among all the symbiotes and while his choice of host may be a little morbid, it would fit right in with the tone of the 'Venom' movies.
The oldest symbiote in existence is also one of the most powerful. All-Black the Necrosword was created by Knull, the dark god of the symbiotes, from the primordial darkness that existed before the universe.
The Necrosword is a weapon capable of killing gods and in at least one possible future, it manages to expand to infect the whole universe before being defeated by Thor. Not only would All-Black and its maker Knull be an amazing addition to the movies but there's a pretty good chance it may be featured in the upcoming film 'Thor: Love and Thunder' even if it doesn't make the cut for a 'Venom' flick.
The single most powerful symbiote in all of Marveldom isn't technically a symbiote at all. Dylan Brock is the son of Eddie Brock and Anne Weying, Eddie's ex-girlfriend who was played by Michelle Williams in 'Venom'.
In the comics, Eddie was forced to allow the Venom symbiote to bond to Anne to save her life but unknown to him, the symbiote left a part of itself inside her that manifested as a half-human, half-symbiote child. The surprise pregnancy seriously traumatized Anne and may have contributed to her suicide.
Dylan is still a child in the comics but he has the power to control symbiotes and bend them to his will, to the point where he can kill them with enough effort. Plus, any symbiote that tries to bond to him feels immense pain.
Not only would Dylan's powers make for some interesting stories but including him in the movies would also add an extra dimension to Eddie Brock's personality. We've seen Eddie the journalist and Eddie the anti-hero, maybe it wouldn't be such a terrible idea to give us Eddie the father.
'Venom 2' is scheduled for release on October 2 but it may be delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.