A couple days ago, we reported that BETTER CALL SAUL actor Michael Mando had joined SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. As with most casting reports from the film, there were zero details about who he may be playing, but considering his role in the TV show, it seemed like a safe bet that it’d be an antagonistic one. Could we finally have a hint as to who he’ll be playing?
Yesterday, following the announcement regarding him joining the cast, the official BETTER CALL SAUL Twitter account posted the following suspicious tweet:
While it seems like quite the stretch, that didn’t stop fans and outlets from immediately jumping to conclusions, thinking it as a hint about his involvement in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Is it possible that Mando hopped on board to play Carnage?
Most mainstream audiences may be more familiar with Eddie Brock anti-hero Venom, and Carnage is a close relative to that character. Originally a serial killer known as Cletus Kasady, he became Carnage after merging with an offspring from the Venom symbiote, only he didn’t have the same moral compass that Eddie Brock had, and therefore his Carnage was decidedly more brutal than Brock’s Venom.
If true, the casting couldn’t be more perfect. Though, given Sony’s history, I worry once again that they’re trying to rush things a bit. But with Marvel at the helm, perhaps they’re just setting the table for the feast to come down the line.
What do you think? Is Michael Mando actually playing Carnage, or is this just wishful thinking from fans? let us know down below!
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING hits theaters on July 7, 2017.
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SOURCE: Official BETTER CALL SAUL Twitter Account (via ComicBook.com)