Venom arrived digitally on December 11 and is coming to 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 18, and most fans want to know just what special features the home release will include. Is there anything special to get excited for? Well, if you enjoyed seeing Cletus Kasady–the serial killer who eventually bonds with the Carnage symbiote–there’s a much longer cut of that scene.
In the theatrical version of the mid-credit sequence, Eddie Brock (with Venom) heads to San Quentin prison to interview a serial killer, which ends up being Cletus Kasady–played by Woody Harrelson. The whole sequence lasts about 30 seconds before Kasady says, “There’s going to be Carnage.” Get it? He eventually becomes Carnage.
However, on the home release of Venom, there is an extended version of this scene, coming in at three minutes. In this version–much like the original–Brock heads to the prison to interview Kasady. However, this time around, Kasady gets a bit of a monologue. He talks about being a serial killer and delivers some weird dialogue, including this line: “Talk about sucking out their eyeballs. Crunchy on the outside. Gooey on the inside.” Sure. Strangely enough, it actually does a bit to flesh out Harrelson’s portrayal of the character, even though it’s a over-the-top and the dialogue is a bit cheesy. It closes with the same tag as the theatrical cut.
After watching it, you’ll completely understand why the scene was cut down. It’s just a bit too long for a mid-credit sequence, and leaves the viewers with too much new information before the credits finish rolling. Regardless, it’s a nice little addition to the overall special features for fans who are planning on buying the movie.
Venom is available now through digital retailers and will be getting a physical release on December 18, check out our pre-order guide for all the info about the home release, including the special features.