As we’ve approached the release of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, we’ve started to seek any potential connections between the latest entry and Spider-Man. As Sony recently gave their “universe” its own name, it seemed like he’ll potentially have a larger role in the story. Yet, director Andy Serkis confirmed he wouldn’t have a role in the film and that it might be too early for these two worlds to collide. Those that got a chance to watch the film, however, found a rather curious tease.
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In the post-credit sequence, we get a confirmation that Venom might eventually meet up with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Of course, it’s still just a tease for now but does open the door for a third entry to tackle a crossover, especially if it turns out successful. Director Andy Serkis did discuss the post-credit sequence and how it came into play much later, while also hinting that Spider-Man originally had a bigger role earlier on in the development of the script.
[The mid-credits scene was] 100 percent in flux, yeah. It couldn’t have been more in flux-y if you tried. Yeah, of course, it was something that they talked about from before I even came on to the movie. 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.Andy Serkis
It’s obvious that Sony wants to bank on the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Venom’s rather bizarre way of mind-melding and landing in this specific franchise is still up for grabs. In a way, it does show that it might’ve been a last-minute addition that could get retconned once the eventual crossover drops. It’s also questionable what this means for the quote on utilizing Ravencroft in future entries to not rush their meeting. As the film recently is heading to a fantastic domestic opening, there’s a good chance a sequel is a no-brainer.
Source: Hollywood Reporter