Earlier this year, the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer featured Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham), who is host to the Toxin symbiote according to Marvel comics. The news is that the actor told more details about what his character will be like in the long-awaited sequel.
In the new Venom: Let There Be Carnage production notes, Graham explains that Mulligan doesn’t trust Eddie and beyond that he has his own issues that he’s dealing with.
“He has a chip on his shoulder for many reasons,” Graham said. “There was a major incident when he was a young rookie, where he shot a girl; He left a mental scar and lost hearing in his left ear, which became a disability for his police career and he was assigned to menial jobs. He was constantly overlooked by the hierarchy of the police system, and he is a bitter and angry man. “
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Graham also said that Mulligan is bitter that Eddie is getting something that he believes should be his. “Eddie is getting the latest interview with Cletus Kasady, something that he feels he should be entitled to, and not a rebellious and conceited journalist,” he added.
In the comics, Toxin is the thousandth symbiote to be spawned from Venom and Carnage’s genetic line, and is potentially powerful and unstable. Knowing this, Carnage hoped to kill the new symbiote as soon as it appeared. Venom hoped to protect him and raise the symbiote to become a hero who would fight alongside him. Carnage concealed the symbiote by attaching it to Mulligan, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when he was still too young to fully manifest.
The precedent makes Marvel fans hopeful to see Toxin appear in Venom 2, which is scheduled to premiere on October 1.
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