With rumours circulating for months about a Spider-Man and Venom crossover - and both actors keen to see it happen - fans are wondering whether it finally does in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released in cinemas on 15th December.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is Tom Holland’s third solo film (he’s also appeared in the Avengers movies) and people are saying it’s Marvel’s best movie to date. After Peter Parker’s identity as Spider-Man was exposed at the end of Far From Home, this third outing sees him call upon Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for some help. He asks the wizard to cast a spell to make everybody but a select few forget he is Spider-Man, but it ends up becoming a multiverse mess which sees past Spidey villains return.
Warning - This article contains spoilers for No Way Home.
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Is Venom in Spider-Man 3?
Tom Hardy’s second outing as Venom was released in cinemas in October, two months before No Way Home, and after the end credits scene hinted at a Spider-Man-Venom crossover, fans have naturally been speculating about when that will be.
Venom doesn’t appear in No Way Home, but he does feature in the end credits scene, which sets up a future crossover between the two characters perfectly.
During the end credits scene, Eddie Brocke/Venom is sitting at a bar in Mexico and talking to the bartender about Marvel superheroes, who Eddie has never heard of or met before (but we have). Baffled, he says to the bartender, “You’re saying this whole place is, just, tons of super people?
“There was a billionaire, he had a tin suit, and he could fly. Right? And there was a really angry green man.”
Just as Eddie decides he wants to get up and go and find Spider-Man in New York, he is zapped away back to his own universe, much like the Spider-Man villains from other universe’s were when Doctor Strange reversed the spell at the end of the movie.
Fans are a bit puzzled by this because Eddie Brocke doesn’t know Spider-Man/Peter Parker, so why would he have gotten through when the past Spider-Man villains did? That’s a question which will undoubtedly be answered partly in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which is currently in post-production.
But that’s not all, when Eddie is zapped away, he leaves behind a bit of Venom’s symbiote fluid on the bar, which means there’s now symbiote in Spider-Man’s universe. In non-Marvel productions of Spider-Man, symbiote is left in Spider-Man’s universe and it looks as though the MCU is now setting up this plotline too.
Spider-Man: No Way Home landed in cinemas on 15th December 2021.