How Tom Hardy’s Venom might Return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Tom Hardy's Venom might Return in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man: No Way Home features many surprising cameos made throughout the entire film and Venom is one among them. Spider-Man and Venom have a long comics history. Kevin Fiege also recently discussed Tom Hardy’s entry in MCU and the post-credit scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Spidey fans are just hoping that Hardy’s alien symbiote Venom will soon be introduced in the current timeline of MCU’s Phase Four. 

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 introduced Venom on the big screen for the first time with Topher Grace playing Brock opposite Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker. That movie failed miserably for overstuffing Spiderman’s antagonists. Sony’s announcement of rebooting Venom with his own solo movie in 2018 made the fans guess that Tom Hardy’s Venom would face Holland’s Spider-Man. That case seems to be closer to becoming a reality with the ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home

Origin of Venom

The symbiote was originally debuted as a living alien costume in The Amazing Spider-Man issue no. 252 on 1984). But Venom as a character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man issue no. 300 on 1988. Since then Venom has become one of the most threatening foes Spiderman has ever faced. Venom has recently got some character development and he is now considered an antihero in Marvel comics. 

Post-credits Scene in Venom: Let There Be Carnage

In the Venom sequel, we see Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom is on vacation in Mexico. But he suddenly is transported to another world. J. Jonah Jameson of J.K. Simmons is on the TV in their hotel room, revealing that Spider-Man’s identity is Tom Holland’s, Peter Parker. 

Hive Mind

The Venom: Let There Be Carnage post-credit scene revealed the symbiotes’ possession of a hive mind. This hive mind shares the common knowledge of the Multiverse. The symbiote admits to hiding things from its host Eddie Brock. He explains “80 billion light-years of hive knowledge across universes would explode your tiny little brain.” This hive mind confirms the idea that the symbiotes have travelled across universes, and they have the knowledge and experience of multiple dimensions. The modern origin story of the Symbiotes in the comics claims they existed before the formation of the Multiverse. They were created by a monstrous being named Knull. Knull gave his Symbiotes a hive mind to control them. Venom 2 had linked the Symbiotes to the Multiverse. It is early to expect any live-action glimpse of Knullin in the near future. Venom: Let There Be Carnage hints at the symbiotes’ origin from another universe. 

The hive mind is expected to explore different branches of the Multiverse to gain knowledge of life from other universes. The Multiverse is the key aspect in the MCU’s Phase 4 arc. It is possible that there is no existence of Symbiotes in the Marvel universe. Venom has left a small part of him to gain more knowledge about the current MCU. Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman fought against Venom in his universe and Tom Hardy’s Venom has the memory of that incident because of the hive mind. That is why Tom Hardy’s Venom, after getting transported to MCU, licked the screen where Tom Holland’s Spiderman picture is shown. 

Spider Man: No Way Home’s Mid-credits Scene Explained

No Way Home’s mid-credits scene should be considered as a sequel of the post-credits scene in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. 

In No Way Home’s mid-credits scene, it is shown Eddie Brock with Venom is enjoying a drink at a bar in Mexico. He’s talking to his bartender about what’s happened with the Avengers, Thanos, and the Blip of the MCU universe. Brock and Venom are in disbelief, which insults the bartender. The bartender reveals the loss of his entire family for five years in the Blip.

But suddenly Brock and Venom start to disappear. It is likely that they have returned to their home universe because of Doctor Strange’s spell at the end of No Way Home. But a little glob of the Venom symbiote is left behind on the bar counter. It is not confirmed whether it was done intentionally or not by Venom. 

Dakota Johnson as Madame Web

Dakota Johnson as Madame Web

The project was first announced back in 2019. The movie was announced because of the extreme popularity of MCU’s Spider-Man. Sony is considering expanding the Spider-Man spinoff universe. Actor Dakota Johnson is just confirmed as Madame Web in the new Spider-Man spinoff Madame Web. Madame Web is seen as an elderly woman who can travel through different universes and she can summon or transport anyone to any universe. Her powers are awesome and fit into the current multiverse concept of Sony and Marvel Universe. She can summon Tom Holland’s Spiderman into Tom Hardy’s Venom verse. 

Though Johnson’s age does not fit the look of elderly Madame Web. Fans are guessing that this can be a Madame Web origin story. Johnson’s recent spider-themed Instagram story is making fans guess her casting as Madame Web. Madame Web’s introduction on-screen will increase the possibilities of different Spiderman’s appearances in different universes.  

What is the future of Venom in the MCU?

Venom leaving behind a piece of himself will likely create a new Venom host in the world of MCU. Venom is officially in the MCU. MCU’s version of Eddie Brock will cause havoc and it will surely catch Peter Parker’s attention. Fans are hoping to see a new version of the Spider-Man vs. Venom showdown in the near future.

The Movie Culture Synopsis

Venom brings limitless possibilities in the MCU. Venom can take control over any hero in the MCU. Characters like Hulk, Carol Danvers were the victims of it. Venom may introduce other versions of Venom like Agent Venom, Anti Venom, etc. There is also another possibility that Tom Hardy’s Venom can be summoned by Dr Strange to take control over Venom’s abandoned piece which will cause chaos in the MCU and it will turn out to be only Hardy’s version of Venom can control it. 

In a recent interview with Collider, Kevin Fiegediscussed Venom’s entry in MCU and said, “You look at the obvious comic connotations between Venom and Spider-Man and it is inherent. So the minute Sony made their Venom movie and it worked as well as it did, and Tom Hardy became as iconic as he has become as Venom, then the obvious question is then, ‘How do we start to merge them?'”The producer of Spider-Man, Amy Pascal also confirmed the development of the second Spiderman trilogy of films set in the MCU in November 2021 ahead of No Way Home’s release. 

Fans will never like to watch Spiderman without Venom because the concept of Venom was originated and debuted in a Spiderman comic. Venom’s existence in the MCU means a lot of material to work within the upcoming MCU movies which will make the fans more excited.

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  • Sayantam Ghosh very keen on pop culture and try to analyze it from different cultural perspectives. He grew up in a city full of rich pre-colonial history of Nawabs. Batman the Animated Series made him fall in love with comic book superheroes.