The post-credit scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage took fans by storm. It showed Venom in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. And the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home is its direct sequel. In the former film, Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Venom arrive in a different universe, something that they didn’t know but we knew. They find themselves in what seems to be a tropical resort. We knew it from the No Way Home trailer that showed Doctor Strange casting a spell that is tampered with by Peter. This, in turn, brings over multiple villains of Spider-Man from different universes, including Venom.
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Mid-Credits Scene Explained
The mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home continues from the moment mentioned above. It shows Eddie learning about the events of the MCU from the bartender. He comes to know about Iron-Man, Hulk, and Thanos. But before he could find out more, he is sent back to his universe along with the other villains, courtesy of Strange. However, a piece of the Venom symbiote is left behind, which can possess people from the MCU, for example, Peter Parker. Remember Raimi’s Spider-Man 3?
Alternatively, the part of Venom left behind in the MCU universe can merge with Flash Thompson. In the comics, Flash became Agent Venom due to an experiment by a governmental body to create the next super-soldier. So Marvel can improvise upon this.
The Confusion of Universes
Before Doctor Strange could complete casting his spell to make everyone forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, Peter tells him that everyone who already knows that he is Spider-Man should remember. This tampering leads all the villains who know of Peter’s identity from different universes to arrive in this universe (MCU). We don’t know why Electro turned up. He doesn’t know the identity of Spider-Man, right? Well, we will leave you on your own about that. But then many will ask why Eddie Brock turned up in this universe? He doesn’t know about Spider-Man or Peter Parker. Well, he doesn’t, but Venom does. That is the only way he could have found Spider-Man’s face familiar when he saw it on the television. But how?
If you remember, just before Eddie is transported to this universe in the Venom 2 post-credits scene, Venom was talking to him about the vast knowledge he possesses, “80 billion light-years of hive knowledge across universes”. Reasonably, the hive knowledge must contain some information about Peter Parker or Spider-Man Thus, Venom was pulled to the MCU by Strange spell, and Eddie had to join him.
More Spider-Man Villains in the MCU
Before this, Venom was Sony’s property. But a piece of Venom is now living in the MCU. This means that much like Sony’s deal to have Spider-Man swing in the MCU, the production giant’s exclusively owned Spider-Man characters can now join in too. We already have Morbius arriving in 2022 and Kraven the Hunter in the pipeline. Will we see them in the MCU in the not too distant future? Let’s pray.
The only obstacle here is that Eddie Brock and Peter Parker are in different universes by the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home. But yes, a part of the symbiote is now in the MCU, and Tom Hardy has been sent back to Sony’s Universe of Spider-Man. But it would be disheartening if the MCU decided to have its own Venom, given how famous Tom Hardy is in the role. It will be a missed opportunity.
Moreover, the fans will probably accept any explanation as long as they get to see a live-action version of Hardy’s Venom and Holland’s Spider-Man going one on one with each other. It is up to Disney and Sony to give us what we want. And hopefully, they will hear us, one way or another. Till then, Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theatres. So, happy swinging.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is a 2021 Action Superhero film based on Marvel Comic Book Characters.