“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” expanded the Venom-verse in some profound ways. Even beyond that mid-credits sequence, “Venom 2” brought many characters and locales from the comic books to the big screen. We got to see Detective Patrick Mulligan (Stephen Graham), whose role gets much more prominent in the comics after his initial introduction (via Vulture). We saw St. Estes Home for Unwanted Children, which has a slightly different name in the comics — St. Estes Home for Unwanted Boys — but a similar role in Carnage’s origin story. We also visited Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane several times, a place with a rich history on the Marvel pages.
In “Let There Be Carnage,” Shriek (Naomie Harris) is taken from Cletus Kasady and put in Ravencroft and busting her out becomes one of the villain’s primary goals. The Sony film did a decent job of honoring its source material, but many moviegoers might not be aware of its creepy history or other famous patients who have resided there.