Picking up where Venom left off, Venom: Let There Be Carnage faces the wide-eyed symbiote with his greatest enemy: Carnage. First, though, Venom will have to come to terms with both his host body and his own place in the world.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage spends most of its time on the dynamic between Eddie Brock and Venom. However, there is still a wide array of both returning and new characters who can each be assigned one of the 12 signs on the astrological chart.
12 Aries – Cletus Kasady
The Aries is someone who gets angry so regularly that they forget why they became angry in the first place. Rams get bored without constant stimuli and will do just about anything if egged on. Cletus Kasady almost never stops getting angry.
Kasady says he’s had a hard life (i.e. abuse from his grandmother and mother) but he doesn’t know how to use his anger for positive means. The red-haired serial killer can come across as simple, like a constantly grinning child. His preferred stimulus is (fittingly) carnage, which he embraces frequently. Going to that prison cell was one of the worst decisions Eddie Brock has made. Had he stayed away from Kasady, the killer would never have been exposed to the symbiote which allows him to experience violence on a whole new level.
11 Taurus – Anne Weying
A Taurus is going to be happy with the status quo. They think logically and frequently find themselves rigidly adhering to a schedule. Because of this, the Bull is typically viewed as hard-headed. Anne Weying (Michelle Williams) is probably the only non-symbiote stubborn enough to be able to put up with Eddie Brock.
On top of being the most likable character in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Weying is a strictly logical thinker. Emotion hardly ever takes over with her and she can embrace potentially catastrophic situations with a clear head. This agency was seen in Venom and again in Venom: Let There Be Carnage (although with less screentime).
10 Gemini – Venom
A twin can capture an entire room’s attention with their voice. They have the mind of a Renaissance man, engaging in many topics. Lastly, a Gemini can flip any awkward conversation with a joke. All of these traits indicate someone who’s great at a party. And, as seen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Venom is great at a party.
A Renaissance man is someone who can tackle just about any task with a comparable level of efficiency. Venom has a child’s curious mind and tends to give his best shot no matter the scenario. Venom also has the tendency to drop a joke in the middle of an argument, which deflates the tension between him and host: Eddie Brock. This occasionally results in some of Venom’s most badass quotes.
9 Cancer – Dr. Dan Lewis
Crabs are extra sensitive to stimuli and frequently seek a safe environment. A Cancer will forgive a transgression, but never reach the point of forgetting it. They will put themselves in a vulnerable position for others often, but typically have one personal line that must not be crossed.
Dr. Dan Lewis (now the fiance to Weying) doesn’t have too much to do in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, but when he does step into the spotlight it’s for good reason. When his fiancee is kidnapped, this is when Dan puts his tension with Brock aside in favor of proactivity.
8 Leo – Carnage
When interacting with the Lion, a big personality should be expected. Leos are the creative type with both the desire and the ability to make an impression. Carnage makes an impression no matter which room he’s in, even if the other occupants don’t tend to leave it alive.
Carnage employs creative solutions in his terror (i.e. letting the other prisoners out during his/Kasady’s jailbreak). Mostly, though, Carnage wants dominance. He wants to kill Venom (essentially his father) and bring harm to the world with impunity.
7 Virgo – Detective Mulligan
As long as there is an activity in progress, the Virgo will be fine. If they don’t feel like their talents are being utilized, though, they’ll shut down. Overall, the Virgo is a good-hearted fixer with a judgmental tone. Detective Mulligan is a fixer and is constantly on the move (while also using his talents on the job).
Mulligan gets a fair amount of Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s narrative heft. He’s responsible for Shriek losing her eye and at least partially responsible for Kasady’s incarceration. Additionally, Mulligan seems like a man who only feels alive when he’s wearing the badge.
6 Libra – Mrs. Chen
Scales are social butterflies that prefer a permanent sense of peace. A Libra likes to analyze every side of a conflict as opposed to just their own but has a hard time making decisions in times of stress. Mrs. Chen certainly engages in analysis, constantly criticizing Brock’s latest decision or physical appearance every time he’s in her store.
She is one of the very few people who know about Venom. Most would look at the situation with a frightened disposition; Mrs. Chen, however, looks at it from both Venom and Brock’s viewpoints (realizing they need one another). Furthermore, Mrs. Chen seems perfectly content in her shop, providing her with a sense of peace.
5 Scorpio – Eddie Brock
The scorpion is content sitting silently in the back corner of the room. They’ll kick back with their legs stretched out, seemingly uncaring about the opinions of others. However, if there’s chemistry, the Scorpio’s eyes will hold on and never let go. Eddie Brock doesn’t have many close people in his life, but those who he loves he protects with everything in him.
Eddie Brock has changed since Venom, but he’s yet to fully reach adulthood. He has difficulty expressing his feelings, especially to Weying (whom he still carries a torch for), but he can still captivate her with his gaze.
4 Sagittarius – Young Shriek
The Archer is emotional but has the drive to improve themselves. A Sagittarius uses their words like weapons but typically speaks in truth. They also have a tendency to question their worth.
The younger version of Shriek/Barrison is in only one scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, but with that time it’s clear that she speaks honestly. She’s been beaten down by life and the cruel people within it. But with Kasady, she feels free to engage in open communication.
3 Capricorn – Dr. Pazzo
The Capricorn is the friend who seems older than their age would indicate. They are responsible and take their particular duty in life seriously. However, the Goat is initially cold to strangers and represses emotion in favor of career success. Dr. Pazzo, Shriek’s main physician, isn’t in the movie much but with the time provided it’s obvious she’s career-driven.
Pazzo is outright cold to everyone she meets. This is doubly applicable to Shriek, to whom Dr. Pazzo is especially cruel. She lacks emotion in all of her scenes, frequently with the steely reserve of someone focused on their career and productivity.
2 Aquarius – Frances Barrison / Shriek
The Water Bearer is uninterested in feelings. They are far more compelled to build a life composed of as much independence as possible. Natural, considering an Aquarius tends to feel like an outcast anyway.
Frances Barrison is utterly uninterested in spending her time with another human being, with the sole exception of Kassidy. Outside of Carnage, she’s the movie’s most anti-social character. Barrison (Shriek) is all about escaping from prison in favor of a life where she can do what she wants when she wants to do it.
1 Pisces – Young Cletus
A Fish has an odd way of seeming both wise and immature simultaneously. They frequently confuse reality for dreams and have the fast-beating heart of a romantic.
The younger version of Kasady is barely in Venom: Let There Be Carnage but it was obvious even at that age that he had the heart of a romantic. His love for Barrison is what sustained him (and vice versa for her). In his jell cell, all Kasady could do was talk to his love and dream.