Warning! This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home! Read at your own risk!
If you are about to see Spider-Man: No Way Home or if you just finished watching in theaters, there are a lot of things that happened in the movie that needs some explaining. The whole film is really interesting with how the multiverse opened up and it brings a lot of familiar faces, one of which is Eddie Brock a.k.a. Venom as he appeared in the mid-credits scene. Does this mean he is coming into the MCU?
Spider-Man: No Way Home Mid-Credits: Is Venom Coming Into the MCU?
We finally get the answer to the questions as to how the multiversal villains arrived in Earth 616 a.k.a. the current universe that the MCU is in. They got teleported after the botched spell of Strange and they went away in the same manner. One of those who got into the current timeline is Eddie Brock a.k.a. Venom.
The scene continues the one from his latest movie, Let There Be Carnage, and in the post-credits scene, we see him at a bar, taking some notes and interviewing the bartender as to the universe he is currently in.
Eddie Brock kept asking the bartender whether Thanos and his snap was real and the bartender immediately confirms it to him that it is since his family was gone for five years. Brock even described “super people” and he talked about Iron Man, the billionaire with the suit, and Hulk, the angry green man.
He wanted to go to Ney York to see these “super people” but he got summoned back to his universe and his reality resulting from the botched spell of Doctor Strange. However, when he got back, a part of him was left – Venom’s symbiote goo!
This opens a lot of possibilities in the MCU. It could be connected to Thor: Love and Thunder as Christian Bale’s Gorr is about to debut in the MCU and he has ties to Knull, the one who created symbiotes. This just presupposes how each of the movies are intricately intertwined with each other and one surely leads to another.
Whether this means that Venom is finally arriving in the MCU, it remains to be a question of the characters’ “content licensing” which is an agreement between Sony and Disney. If it wouldn’t be Tom Hardy in the MCU, it could be a different version of Venom, possibly Flash Thompson, or maybe Peter himself. Even when, technically, Tom Holland’s contract is on the end of the line, anything is possible now.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now out in theaters.