A popular Spider-Man arc could be heading to the MCU with the debut/return of a fan favourite character in Spider-Man: No Way Home. *** Spoilers ahead ***
Spider-Man: No Way Home is finally here after much anticipation, and it is extraordinary.
The long-awaited film lives up to the hype and manages to deliver a great closing chapter to the Homecoming trilogy. No Way Home is also full of fanfare for Spider-Man fans across different generations, bringing together characters from across the multiverse of Spider-Man films, including Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.
However, there is one big return that occurs in the mid credits sequence of the film that is likely to have the biggest implications on the life of Holland’s Spider-Man and the MCU moving forward.
Be warned, spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home are about to be discussed. If you have not seen the film, stop reading now.
Who is in Spider-Man: No Way Home’s post-credits scene and what does it mean for the MCU?
The character who makes their presence felt in the mid-credit sequence is none other than Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock, a.k.a. Venom, from Sony’s universe of Marvel characters. HIs arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was teased at the conclusion of Venom: Let There Be Carnage as that film suggested that the Lethal Protector would be crossing over into the MCU.
However, while Hardy’s inclusion in the MCU may have only been limited to a scene of him discussing the events of the Infinity Saga with a bartender, it is Brock’s inclusion in the dimension travelling and what he leaves behind when transported back to his own dimension that will be major for the MCU going forward.
The ending of the scene zooms in to showcase a piece of black goo on the bar, which proceeds to move. This heavily indicates that the Black Suit saga will be making its way to the MCU as the symbiote will likely seek out Spider-Man, as that is who Venom was planning on looking for before being transported back.
Another interesting note is Hardy’s character being involved in the dimension hopping in the first place. As Doctor Strange mentioned, the characters being transported to the Marvel Cinematic Universe were characters who knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man. Given that Spider-Man seemingly does not exist in the Sony Verse and Brock has no knowledge of him, it leaves fans to speculate how Venom was a part of the spell.
In the popular 2018 Venom comics, it is revealed that the symbiote is a part of a hive mind and they share the memories of their lives in other universes. It is quite possible that Hardy’s Venom has the memories of Topher Grace’s character that perished in Spider-Man 3.
If revealed, this could lead to the MCU tackling some big things with the Venom character and potentially lead to the introduction of the villainous Knull (adaption of the King in Black crossover anyone?).
While this is all speculation, it already has fans excited for what the future of the MCU and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man holds, with the character set to return for a new trilogy.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is showing in theatres now and stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon and Marisa Tomei.
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