SPOILERS AHEAD for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s mid-credits scene teases what quite possibly may be one of the most anticipated moments fans have been waiting for since we first knew Tom Hardy would become Venom. However, according to director Andy Serkis, the scene was “100% in flux” and only came together late in production.
Yes, Tom Hardy’s Venom is now on a crash course with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the MCU and fans couldn’t be happier. While the mid-credits scene was a fantastic set-up of what’s to come, Spider-Man was, at certain moments, set to play a bigger role in Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s story. That obviously did not happen, and it was only one example of how “in flux” the decision of when and where Holland’s Spider-Man would arrive was.
“100 percent in flux, yeah. It couldn’t have been more in flux-y if you tried. (Laughs.) Yeah, of course, it was something that they talked about from before I even came on to the movie,” Serkis said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “There were moments where he [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.”
For those who may not have seen the film but were curious about this mid-credits scene, the reveal happened in a hotel room Eddie/Venom were staying in. Venom tells Eddie that he has seen things he couldn’t comprehend, like other universes, and he offers Eddie a chance to see what he means.
Venom and Eddie then find themselves in a nicer hotel room with a TV that has J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson on it. In this particular segment, Jameson is outing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and is mostly similar to the one we saw at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Is Venom now in the MCU? Is this an alternate timeline where they can both be together in a way that doesn’t impact the main timeline the films take place in? Right now, it’s anybody’s guess, but it’s an exciting tease of things to come. Who knows, Venom may even make an appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
For more on Venom: Let There Be Carnage, check out our review of the film, our discussion as to whether or not Carnage is actually dead, and our biggest WTF questions that still remain.
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