MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SPIDER-MAN: NOW WAY HOME FOLLOWING! But do we even need to point that out?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally out and available to the audience, putting all the theories to rest, regardless of whether they’ve turned out to be legit or not. No Way Home featured a lot of already known characters, plus five returning villains, and three Spider-Men. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man teamed up with his predecessors — Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield — in a final battle on Statue of Liberty where they fought against Green Goblin, Electro, Sandman, and Lizard. Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock has started the movie as the villain, but he was cured of his villainy before the final battle.
Filled with fan service in almost every scene, No Way Home was the ultimate gift for Spider-Man fans. In the post-credit scene, Tom Hardy also made an appearance as Eddie Brock/Venom. His own movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage was released two months before No Way Home, and its post-credit scene also teased Hardy’s appearance in No Way Home. Although some fans might’ve expected more than only a mere cameo in the post-credit scene, it was still a pleasant surprise to see Hardy’s Eddie again.
Now, in a recent interview for Variety, Spider-Man: No Way Home writers Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna revealed that it was previously discussed for Venom to join the final battle (they didn’t specify on which side, though) before the scene was written.
“We went down different roads with different characters that just didn’t fit. We can’t get into the details of that because it might be the kind of thing where they’ll find a way to explore those ideas. So I’d hate to spoil anything, because I think we had a lot of fun.”
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: No Way Home is starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire. The movie now plays in theaters.