WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sony's Venom, in theaters nationwide.
The mid-credits scene of Sony's Venom has leaked online, within hours of the film screening in Thursday previews.
The film stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who, in an effort to bring down notorious Life Foundation founder Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), is exposed to an alien symbiote. Merging with the unpredictable and rage-fueled creature, known as Venom, Eddie must struggle to control his dangerous new abilities, even while fighting Drake.
While other symbiotes are also featured in the film, the mid-credits scene teases the arrival of Carnage with the introduction of Woody Harrelson as serial killer Cletus Kasady.
Rumors had long swirled about who Harrelson might play in Venom, with most fans concluding early in that it was, indeed, the human host of Carnage. The Zombieland star had already promised his role would relatively minor, but that it would allow him to return for the sequel.
In theaters nationwide, director Ruben Fleischer’s Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate,Woody Harrelson, Sope Aluko, Scott Deckert, Marcella Bragio and Michelle Lee.