WARNING: This article may contain spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Marvel’s latest movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home was released earlier this month, and it already managed to reach a whopping $1 billion at the box office. One of the reasons a lot of fans were so excited about the film was because of the cameos from past Spider-Man stars ranging from actors who appeared in the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man films as well as from the Andrew Garfield-led Spider-Man films. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) attempts to use a spell for Peter Parker (Tom Holland) that would make everyone forget that he is Spider-Man. However, the spell backfires, and instead brought people from other universes who know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. However, a lot of fans were confused about the film’s mid-credits scene, which shows Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Venom in the MCU, learning about all the events that happened in the MCU. Since it looks like Spider-Man doesn’t exist in Venom’s universe, fans are wondering why he was one of the people that were transported into the MCU. In a recent interview with Variety, the writers of the film, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers explain Eddie Brock and Venom’s presence in the film.
"The idea is that the symbiote has knowledge of other universes. Buried in his brain is some knowledge of that connection," McKenna said.
"The most important thing is this wasn't just going to be a bunch of fan service. It wasn't going to be just curtain calls for everybody," McKenna explained. "We had to figure out a way that this [movie] told the story of this Peter Parker right now, organically coming off of where we left the last movie. That was always our north star. Yeah, it's a big fun idea. Let's not forget Peter. You can't get lost in the mix. It has to be his emotional journey."
Both McKenna and Sommers confirmed that the director of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jon Watts, filmed the post-credits teaser that was seen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. They also revealed that there was a time where the team working on No Way Home discussed including Hardy’s Venom in the film’s final battle. Instead, they saved him for the post-credits scene.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was released in US theaters on December 17, 2021. It stars Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, and Joseph Batalon.