“Hello Cletus”

Tom Hardy has shared a first-look picture on the set of his Venom 2 co-star Woody Harrelson as Cletus Kasady AKA Carnage.

The photo shows Harrelson wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt and a dark jacket. The character’s red hair seems to have been cut since Venom, which opened in October 2018.

Kasady was introduced during the Venom mid-credits scene. Eddie Brock (Hardy), aka Venom, visits Kasady in San Quentin Prison, where Kasady promises to bring “carnage” after he escapes the penitentiary.

“Hello Cletus,” Hardy captioned the post, adding a flame emoji –

Marvel was also quick (but not that quick) to take down a leaked image from the set which may suggest a tie-in to the wider MCU. Make what you will of this –

Venom is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Brock is a journalist who gains superhuman powers after his body is bound to an alien symbiote.

The Venom sequel is directed by Andy Serkis. Michelle Williams returns as Anne Weying, with Naomie Harris as Shriek and Reid Scott as Dan Lewis.

Venom 2 opens in theaters 2nd October.