The mid-credits sequence of Venom 2 has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason.
Why? A flash of light appears to transport them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe during the scene, while Venom and Eddie Brock are on vacation after the events of the film.
The movie closes with Eddie watching the news report shown at the end of Spider-Man:
Far From Home, in which JK Simmons’ J Jonah Jameson outed Peter Parker as Spider-Man to the public. “That… guy!” is how Venom ends his sentence.
It’s further implied that Eddie has now joined the Marvel universe – and he’s on a collision course with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, who is expected to battle a number of bad guys in Spider-Man: Far From Home (Doc Ock is the first confirmed opponent, but more are expected).
Before Andy Serkis took the helm of Venom:
Let There Be Carnage, the scenario was already being talked about.
“[The mid-credits scene was] 100 percent in flux, yeah. It couldn’t have been more in-flux-y if you tried,” Serkis reveals to THR. “Yeah, of course, it was something that they talked about from before I even came on to the movie.”
The Spider-Man character was originally planned to appear in the second Venom film, according to Omega Underground.”There were moments where [Spider-Man] was going to be in the story, potentially, and then he wasn’t.
But no, we decided that we wanted to really examine the Venom-verse first.
So as we were going through principal photography, the inevitable discussions had to be had, but it wasn’t until very, very late on that we reached the precise notion of the teaser that we wanted to lay in there.”
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now available in the United States.
UK viewers looking forward to seeing Venom 2 will have to wait until October 15; given how prevalent spoilers are for this scene, the delayed-release date appears more and more like a bad decision. (No Time To Die’s September 30 UK premiere is likely to blame.)
Is there any chance the Sinister Six may join forces in No Way Home?
Let’s review the facts: we know Doc Ock is in the third Spider-Man film. Jamie Foxx, who plays Electro, has stated he will appear in it.
In the trailer, Norman Osborn’s Green Goblin is strongly hinted at, and news have circulated that Willem Dafoe will return to the role.
That’s three of six downgraded characters out of 15 total. What about the others? Could Venom be a member of a potential Sinister Six in the next Spider-Man movie?
Given this mid-credits sequence, surely Venom’s release date just two months before No Way Home is significant to the events of that film?
That would leave two spots in the Sinister Six. Tom Holland currently has two bad guys in his own universe – Michael Keaton’s Vulture and Jake Gyllenhaal’s (apparently) dead Mysterio. That comes to a total of six.
Is it possible that No Way Home is about finding, and hopefully stopping, all six members of the Sinister Six?
According to reports, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will star as their respective Peter Parkers in this movie, but neither Sony nor Marvel has confirmed it. On December 17, No Way Home will be available for viewing.