VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Stills Spotlight The Feuding Symbiotes & Director Andy Serkis VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE - 5 Major New Reveals From Director Andy Serkis As He Breaks Down The Trailer Venom 2: How Andy Serkis Created Carnage's Moves So, some spoiler info here... Spoiler ON VENOM According to Serkis, they've reached the "Odd Couple stage of their relationship". "They've been together for about a year and a half and they're figuring out how to be with each other. And it's like living with this maniac toddler. Eddie is really struggling. He can't concentrate. He's trying to get on with work. And he, of course, only thinks about himself anyway, on the whole." Serkis goes on to add that Eddie views Venom as "kind of a weird, screwed-up mirror version of himself," but how does the alien feel about their newfound dynamic? "Venom of course feels trapped, because he can't leave Eddie's body unless he has his permission. And when they go out, the deal is - you live in my body, you live by my rules," Serkis says. "And we're under threat. We're in a dangerous position here. We've got to keep quiet. And nobody must know because of all the things that happened in the last story, if people find out and get a grip of what's going on then we'll both be hauled into Area 51 and examined." ON CLETUS KASADY Serkis explains the similarities between Cletus Kasady and Eddie Brock as follows: "They both had strange upbringings with strange relationships with their parents and their families. And there's an inherent loneliness that they both recognize in each other." As for why Eddie would want to develop a relationship with Cletus, it doesn't sound like it's entirely the anti-hero's choice. "Cletus actually reaches out and will only speak to Eddie Brock. That's at the beginning of the story, we learned that he's the only one he'll speak to. And the cops, therefore, want Eddie to go in and investigate and try and discover where some of the bodies, some of the many bodies of Cletus's victims are." "Of course, Eddie's doing it for himself too. He wants to get in there and maybe he can make a story, get back to what he wants to do most, which is writing and the written word and being a journalist," the director teases. "So this sets up really the confrontation, or the false relationship, that Eddie sort of pretends to have with Cletus, in order to get information out of it." "Cletus has an extraordinary child-like but vivid imagination and mind, and he expresses himself by drawing," the director says. "His cell is completely covered with these really bizarre markings and expressions. It's like his anger and frustration and his sadness and his desperation and his loneliness." ON CARNAGE "Carnage can turn to mist (an original power). He can turn to all manner of tendrils. He can take different forms. He can weaponize, he can do all of these different things," the filmmaker reveals. "With all symbiotes, they reflect the person who is their host. So the darkness of Carnage, the playfulness, the wit, the strangeness. Cletus has a real intelligence and a real sense of humor, and we wanted to reflect that in the symbiote that is linked to him." "Venom is... pretty straightforward in a way. He's like a quarterback. He's very grounded, very physically sort of heavy, and like a quarterback where brute force is very much his thing," Serkis told IGN. "Whereas Carnage, in the same way that Cletus is manipulative psychologically and physically, he can take your energy and completely shift it for you. So we wanted the whole movement style to be very idiosyncratic and off-kilter and strange, and you just can't pin him down. Fighting Carnage would be like trying to have a fight with an octopus basically." To create Carnage's "off-kilter and strange" motions, Serkis and his team worked with a group of dancers and actors on a performance-capture stage to test and build out Carnage's movements. "It was a really exciting period of building the movie actually was Carnage movement tests. That was a really exciting part of it," he added. ON SHRIEK "She's a damaged soul and she really has suffered in her childhood, but there is a real vulnerability about her, and she's in a lot of pain," he teases. "She's been living in isolation for years, years and years." "With all of these characters, what's so beautifully drawn about them is that they're multi-faceted, they're totally truthful and believable, and yet. She's dangerous too and I think she has her own sense of fairness and being just, and I think when that line is crossed, then you see a very, very dangerous, dark side to her, and that's what we wanted to do with the character."