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30 Actors Who Could Make a Great Carnage

Updated April 11, 2019 11.6k votes 1.5k voters 169.0k views29 items

List RulesVote up actors you think would nail the role of Carnage.

In Sony Pictures' Spider-Man spin-off Venom, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, we at long last, get a quick glimpse of fan-favorite Carnage on the big screen. In the post credits of Venom, we saw that Cletus Kasady – psychopath, lunatic, serial killer, and madman – is played by Woody Harrelson, who we'll see more of in the anticipated release of Venom 2. But who else could have taken on the role? 

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  • He may already be associated with a comic property, but he was wearing a mask, for the most part (Rorschach in Watchmen). This guy is terrifying, has the look, and a great voice for the character.

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  • Watch Lockout. This guy nails the whole Cletus vibe. Plus, he's an unknown who looks positively crazy, which is perfect.
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  • He might be a little too attached to The Dark Knight mythos, but just one look from this guy can put you on edge. He's played crazy well in the past, and with the right script, could make a great Carnage.
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  • Michael Fassbender
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    Yes, he's already Magneto. Yes, he's a bit too old. But he would be AMAZING. He has the right coloring, the intensity, the psychosis, and the commitment to his roles.
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