With every Spider-Man fan already looking at mid-December and the release of one of the most anticipated Marvel movies ever – Spider-Man: No Way Home – there is still some looking back at October and the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which received mixed reviews, but still managed to thrill fans only with its post-credit scene.
SPOILERS FOR VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE DOWN BELOW, but come on, we know you’ve already seen it.
In the post-credit scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, we saw Eddie and his symbiote Venom at vacation, watching TV until something happened and in the next second they’re seeing the report of J.J. Jameson reporting about unmasked Spider-Man, the same report that we saw in the post-credit scene of 2019 movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Prior to the release of Venom 2, hell, even prior to the release of the first Venom movie, there were many theories and predictions about how is Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, which was recently renamed to Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, incorporated into Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those theories always say that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and Tom Hardy’s Venom will eventually meet, maybe in Disney’s, maybe in Sony’s universe.
In January 2020, the first trailer for Morbius, which is set in Sony’s universe showed Michael Keaton returning as Vulture, who debuted in MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how that is going to play out, because thanks to covid, we’re still waiting for that movie. Morbius will hit theaters in January 2022.
Now, although we’re still waiting for Holland and Hardy’s characters to officially meet on the big screen, Tom Holland shared his thoughts on the post-credit scene and how it is that Venom now knows about Spider-Man, although Spider-Man still doesn’t know about Venom:
“I genuinely don’t know. It was really exciting to be a part of that film. Obviously, Tom Hardy is one of the greatest actors in the world. I’m happy to say that he’s a lovely bloke. But I haven’t really given it very much thought.”Tom Holland for Total Film
Looks like this isn’t such a big deal for Holland, but it surely is for us. It is unknown if Spider-Man and Venom will meet immediately now in No Way Home, or was this post-credit scene only a mere teaser for what’s to come in Venom 3 or potential Spider-Man 4. Like we (I) always say, only time will tell.
Spider-Man: No Way Home will hit theaters on December 17, 2021.