The sequel to the Spider-Man spinoff finds Eddie Brock wrestling with his split from Anne, and trying to make sense of his dynamic with his symbiote alter ego, Venom. The deranged serial killer Cletus Kasady, the subject of one of Brock's articles, has his own alien symbiote that is Carnage. Cletus and Carnage leave a bloody trail all over San Francisco in search of their partner, Frances. Brock desperately seeks to halt Carnage's bloodshed. Andy Serkis, best known for voicing Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings series, has directed the film. The Mad Max Fury Road star, Tom Hardy, essays the lead, with Michelle Williams starring as his estranged partner; Woody Harrelson plays the dreaded antagonist, Cletus and the symbiote Carnage.