Sony Pictures just dropped the first menacing trailer for the highly-anticipated Spider-Man spinoff film Venom: Let There Be Carnage and boy, there is a lot to unpack. The upcoming Marvel film is set to feature the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock aka Venom and as the title suggests, it will also mark the big-screen arrival of Cletus Kasady, the host of the Carnage symbiote.
The trailer isn't short of action and chaos but fans are also raving about it following a scene that a lot of them believe sets up Tom Holland crossing over to Sony's own "Spider-Verse". In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, Kasady can be seen smashing a spider on his desk as he was writing Eddie Brock a letter from his prison cell. The sequence takes place at the 1:28 mark in the trailer so check it out if you didn't notice it the first time.
Of course, it wouldn't be a stretch to think that the film is actually foreshadowing the eventual arrival of Spider-Man in the franchise and we may very well see the epic clash between him and Carnage down the line if not sooner. This begs the question though, with Venom obviously being portrayed as the hero (or anti-hero) in the film, could this mean a Spidey and Venom team-up is also on its way?
However, it's still unofficial whether or not the film and Sony's Spider-Man franchise for that matter are actually set in the MCU but it's worth noting the studio has stated in the past that they're willing to do another crossover with Marvel Studios given the right opportunity and story to tell. Sure, the MCU has a lot on its plate right now but our friendly neighborhood hero could definitely use some interesting foes. Let's just hope though that both studios will once again be able to close out another deal to keep Tom Holland in the franchise.