Much of the gang is returning with “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” both born on Earth. Eddie Brock, played by Tom Hardy, is back, accompanied by his eponymous symbiote friend, who is once again devouring people and calling Eddie a loser while still being lovely.
Anne Weying, Eddie’s ex-girlfriend, and Dan Lewis, her fiancé, return in Michelle Williams and Reid Scott’s roles, completing the film’s love triangle. However, even though Woody Harrelson, who was teased as “Venom’s” serial killer Cletus Kasady in the post-credits scene, finally takes centre stage, he transforms into “Carnage,” a murderous supervillain.
On the other hand, the film’s trailers revealed a character who had previously been hidden from the original film’s audience. Frances Barriston (played by “Pirates of the Caribbean” actress Naomie Harris) is best known to Marvel Comics readers as Shriek, Carnage’s lover and longstanding accomplice in crime.
It’s hard to tell what role she’ll play in the film because she doesn’t appear to be interacting with any of the other primary characters in the trailers. However, looking back at her comic book career may provide some clues. In particular, because she’s a somewhat unknown figure, even among comic book readers, many of whom have probably never heard of her.
She’s a member of Carnage’s cast. She was created by writer and editor Tom DeFalco and originally appeared in “Spider-Man Unlimited” #1 as part of the vast “Maximum Carnage” Spider-Man crossover storyline. Carnage is the one who first introduces us to Shriek as he escapes from the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane.
Cloak and Dagger have a role in her life story. Her talents were awakened by the hero Cloak, whose body is a conduit to the Darkforce Dimension, another plane of existence. When criminals are covered in Cloak, they often have horrific visions of their worst fears, which might lead to them becoming insane. As it turns out, Shriek experienced the same thing — only her insanity disappeared simultaneously as she gained superhuman skills.
We don’t know much about her abilities, but we’re intrigued by them anyway. Shriek’s main skill is to manipulate sound, usually in the form of sonic energy bursts. Of course, this is bad news for symbiotes, who are sensitive to sound, but Shriek’s attacks can also inflict severe physical harm to non-symbiotics due to the concussive force they generate. Shriek’s sonic powers may be the one for which she was named, but in the comics, they are by far the least dreadful of all her weapons.