Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a wild ride that doubles down on the action and humor of the first film. Tom Hardy’s commitment to the role of Venom really shines through in his performance, which is a good thing considering we will continue to see his portrayal moving forward. If you left the movie with questions don’t fear, you weren’t alone! Be aware that spoilers will be contained in this article so either check out our spoiler-free review here or read on at your own risk. Here are the 5 biggest unanswered questions in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
How many bodies did Venom inhabit during his underground rave binge?
We know that if the symbiote and its host are not symbiotic, it sustains itself by consuming the host’s organs. This eventually leads to the host’s death. Throughout Venom and its sequel Let There Be Carnage, several humans are used as ferries for the interstellar parasites. Some humans are better matches, meaning they can house the symbiotes longer (others die fairly quickly). During Eddie and Venom’s “break-up”, Venom inhabits an unknown number of civilians as he makes his way to an underground rave.
The crowd of people at the rave can’t stop raving (we had to make this a little bit fun didn’t we?) about Venom’s “costume”, and there are a number of other colorful characters who seem to make Venom fit in. He interrupts the band to present his melodramatic soliloquy before performing a laughter-inducing “mic-drop” and slithering away into a new host. He finally makes his way back to Mrs. Chen and surprisingly doesn’t do the thing he’s been whining about the entire movie, eat bad guys. Oh, the price we pay for freedom…
Who will Mulligan become?
After being stabbed by Carnage, the audience sees Detective Mulligan’s eyes film over in a symbiotic glaze before the camera flashes away. Similar to his comic book counterpart, this indicates that Detective Mulligan will become inhabited by Carnage’s son Toxin. You can read more about Toxin in our explanation article here.
Who else was being held in Ravencroft?
One of Cletus Kassady’s main goals was to reunite with his old lover Frances Barrison (Shriek). Thought to be killed by Detective Mulligan, Barrison was secretly being held in the mysterious Ravencroft facility. It is established that this facility houses people with uncontrollable powers and there are other residents besides Shriek. The movie never dives into the characters’ names or powers, but it begs the question who are these people?
What was Venom going to show Eddie?
Arguably the biggest unanswered question in Venom: Let There Be Carnage pertains to the knowledge that Venom was about to share with Eddie. When Eddie asks, “are you hiding something from me?” Venom responds informs him that he has “80 billion light-years of hive knowledge across universes”. The possibilities to what Venom could have shown Eddie are endless and are hopefully answered in upcoming movies.
Will Knull be explored in the future?
Knull is a God of the darkness and the creator of the symbiotes. The original symbiote took the form of a sword named All-Black the Necrosword. Knull used this sword to conquer many planets and Gods, and once used it to sever the head of a Celestial. This could be how Knowhere is explained in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Knull has a long history with Gorr the God Butcher who is being portrayed by Christian Bale in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. With the post-credit scene of Let There Be Carnage cementing Tom Hardy’s Venom in the MCU, be on the lookout for Knull in the future.