Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a.ok.a Venom 2, options what’s arguably the most important finish credit scene of the previous few years — one which may in the end be extra pivotal than the film itself.
Earlier than we get to the precise scene, although, right here is the half the place I ask you to please not learn any additional except you need to be spoiled. That is your probability to shut the tab and click on away.
Severely — spoilers beneath.
When the primary Venom film got here out in 2018, one of its credits scenes launched Carnage (Woody Harrelson), who turned the titular villain of the 2021 sequel. Organising a sequel and establishing a villain — that’s a reasonably large reveal for the top credit of a movie!
In an analogous vein, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Residence additionally featured a revelatory credits scene, one by which Peter Parker’s identification was revealed. That scene seems to be the setup for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Notably, each the Venom and Spider-Man franchises are produced or co-produced by Sony. Given the studio’s latest monitor report of swinging for the fences in its credit scenes by utilizing them to tease upcoming films, the occasions of Venom 2’s credit scene counsel a future movie by which Spider-Man, Venom, Venom’s human host Eddie Brock, and presumably the Marvel multiverse are all going to get very acquainted with each other — sooner fairly than later.
What occurs in Venom 2’s mid-credits scene
On the finish of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Eddie and Venom have fled to a desert island. The distant locale permits them to evade legislation enforcement whereas giving Venom an opportunity to dwell his greatest life — there are ample small animals to eat, there’s nobody round so he can change between his kinds, and so forth. The film’s credit scene picks up from there as Venom and Eddie are watching tv in mattress.
Spurred by what they’re watching (I believe it’s a telenovela, however I’m not fairly positive), Venom says that he’s been preserving a secret from Eddie. It seems that Venom is carrying some “80 billion light-years” of information as a symbiote and asks Eddie if he would love a style of that data through some sort of mind-merge. Eddie thinks this sounds rad and says sure.
Venom begins the mind-merge course of, after which the time jumps. There’s a flash within the distance. Your entire room vibrates. Eddie seemingly goes right into a state of shock, however when he involves, the country room he and Venom have been staying in has remodeled right into a luxurious resort. There’s a half-naked man within the rest room, who asks Eddie what they’re doing in his room.
Earlier than Eddie can reply, J. Jonah Jameson (J.Okay. Simmons) seems on the room’s tv display screen in a breaking information report we’ve seen earlier than: It’s an analogous broadcast to the one in the long run credit scenes for Spider-Man: Far From Residence and reveals the identity of Spider-Man as Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. The Venom 2 scene ends with Venom licking the display screen — which, sure, creepy.
What the scene suggests about future films
Venom 2’s credit scene raises one huge query and drops one big reveal. The large query: What precisely occurred to Venom and Eddie?
There are a few doable solutions. Maybe their mind-merge second in some way altered their actuality. It may very effectively be that Venom’s eons of information have been by no means meant to be shared with people.
Or possibly they have been mind-merging throughout a second when one thing else altered their actuality. It’s definitely doable that their change in surroundings was in some way brought on by Physician Unusual’s spells within the upcoming Spider-Man: No Method Residence. It additionally may have been brought on by an occasion alongside the traces of the Bruce Banner snap in Avengers: Endgame, which introduced again all of the life within the universe that had beforehand been destroyed by Thanos.
Banner’s snap definitely may have triggered the occasions within the Venom 2 credit scene — notably a time soar that turns Eddie and Venom’s island shack right into a luxurious lodge room. Nonetheless, that appears barely unlikely, as a result of the J. Jonah Jameson/Spider-Man reveal occurs in a credit scene for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and that movie chronologically takes place months after the occasions of Endgame. There wouldn’t be a breaking information report revealing Parker’s identification so all of a sudden after Banner’s snap.
So it’s most likely extra probably that magic carried out by Physician Unusual (or carried out by somebody nefarious who’s pretending to be Physician Unusual) is at play. This risk is supported by the trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home movie, which comes out this December. In that trailer, we see Peter Parker asking Unusual to forged a spell that can make everybody overlook his identification. When Unusual agrees, the magic he makes use of appears to screw with actuality, opening the door to the multiverse — the concept that there are parallel realities and dimensions current concurrently at any second — and making it doable for Physician Octopus, the villain from 2004’s Spider-Man 2, to indicate up within the 2021 film that includes a completely completely different Peter Parker.
It doesn’t matter what triggered the soar/dimension warp within the Venom: Let There Be Carnage credit scene, it’s instantly linked to the scene’s huge reveal: Venom, Eddie, and Spider-Man are all a part of the identical world. The concept of a Venom/Spider-Man crossover has been discussed by Sony as a doable future storyline, however the Venom 2 credit scene supplies the primary onscreen affirmation that the 2 characters occupy the identical cinematic universe. The scene is undoubtedly supposed to tease a gathering between them, whether or not in a future Venom film or a future Spider-Man film — and that assembly may theoretically happen as early as December, within the upcoming No Method Residence.