So far, we have been unable to decode the point behind Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
While we agree that every film’s bigger agenda is to entertain, which trumps its attempt to tell a cohesive story, Venom 2 with its disjointed plotline and messy character arcs fails to do both.
Thus the focus of our article instead is that rather unexpected post-credits scene that holds the mighty potential for major multiversal implications.
Venom 2 Post-Credits scene explained
Sony Pictures has swiftly embraced the iconic hobby of all films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe- to include a post-credits (sometimes even a mid-credits) scene in its films centred around characters from the Marvel Universe.
So, by the end of Venom 2, Venom and Eddie are on the run and escape to a faraway island where they ponder how they should spend their “honeymoon.”
Venom reveals that he possesses “eighty billion lightyears of hive knowledge across universes” that is more than enough to explode Eddie’s “tiny little brain.”
But when Eddie insists to know more, Venom agrees to show him “just the smallest fraction” of the vast things he has experienced.
But then something goes wrong, as the room in which they are starts changing, warping into a new location.
Venom is as confused as Eddie is- this is not his doing and certainly not what he meant to show his partner-in-crime.
Soon the setup around them changes and they find themselves in a different room.
Where are they? The explicit clue is the TV in the room which is airing Daily Bugle’s J. Jonah Jameson outing Peter Parker as Spider-Man, from Spider-Man: Far Away From Home.
This clearly underlines that Eddie/Venom exists in a universe different from Spider-Man, thus explaining why the former never came across any of the superheroes the U.S. is teeming with and why they never heard of Venom and his body-hopping shenanigans.
This also means that the moment J. Jonah Jameson became a part of MCU’s Earth and Eddie/Venom landed here as well probably coincides with the exact moment Sylvie a.k.a. Lady Loki stabbed He Who Remains in Disney+’s Loki and sent the multiverse spinning out of control.
It remains unclear whether Venom used his powers to show Eddie a glimpse of other universes and it was just a wrong place wrong time coincidence or the dynamic duo were deliberately transported by someone or something to the MCU’s Earth.
After all, that’s where all the trouble is brewing if the trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home and the rumours about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are anything to go by.
Venom will be Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis?
In the early Marvel Comics and as per the general theme, yes, Venom is indeed Spider-Man’s enemy.
In the comics, both Eddie and Venom hate Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s guts- the former because Peter inadvertently trashed his career and made him lose his credibility, his father as well as his fiancee.
Venom hated Spidey because according to him he unfairly rejected to be his host and parted ways with him.
That’s why many have been theorizing that Venom will be appearing in Spider-Man 2 and joining the many alternate universe villains against Peter.
But to date, the Eddie-Venom partnership in the films, including Venom 2, has never been portrayed as being anything even remotely close to being villainous.
They are more in the veins of an antihero.
Also, Eddie has already shot his career to hell and back as well as lost his fiancee all on his own, while Venom’s first perfect host was Eddie and not Peter, which effectively nullifies the root causes of the old relationship he and Peter shared in the comics earlier.
It is now obvious that while Venom won’t be an outright ally of Peter, he will fight alongside him and not against him.
This means that they will have a kind of relationship they have in one of their most recent crossover appearances in the comic book series, Absolute Carnage.
As explained by its author Donny Cates, Venom and Spider-Man share a “complicated” relationship.
At this point, they are more like “estranged brothers” who are “not super close, but begrudgingly tied to one another.”
“They’ll be there for each other if the other needs help, but they won’t be happy about it,” he added.
So, it is obvious that Venom and Spidey will be allies if not buddies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But will Venom become a part of the larger MCU?
While Sony Pictures reserves Spider-Man, he joined the over-arching equation with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.
But with Venom, that doesn’t seem to be the plan.
While Venom 2’s post-credit scene does add Venom to the multiversal chaos that is a part of MCU Phase IV, given the fact that Sony made him a part of a different universe altogether establishes that while he has entered the bigger MCU, his chances of joining Captain Marvel, Thor, etc are rather slim.
But we can expect Spider-Man and Venom to pair up down the line.
In fact, there are already rumours that a fourth Spidey film is being planned where Peter and Venom will go up against the evil symbiote god, Knull.
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