What does Spiderman: No Way Home’s Mid-Credits Scene Reveal About Venom?

I don’t think any MCU movie is complete without some power-packed post-credits scene that will give us some amazing information. Spiderman: No Way Home is no different. Only this time, what we get to know might be a bit upsetting.

SPOILERS AHEAD! This page contains spoilers from Spiderman: No Way Home.

No Way Home has two post-credits scenes, and one of them takes over from the post-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage. As you may remember, the post-credits scene in Venom featured Eddie Brock on vacation in Mexico when they were suddenly transported into a different world.

No Way Home’s mid-credits scene is a continuation of that, where we see Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom enjoying a drink at a bar in Mexico. They are seen having a conversation with the bartender (Ted Lasso’s Cristo Fernandez) about the Avengers, Thanos, and Blip in this universe, or the MCU.

However, the conversation is short-lived because Venom and Brock begin to disappear, all credits to Doctor Strange’s spell at the end of No Way Home. Once the two disappear, there’s just a blob of Venom symbiote left at the bar, leaving room for the MCU to get its own Venom.

The No Way Home mid-credits scene featuring Venom might be giving out some heartbreaking information. Once the rights of Spiderman come back to MCU from Sony, Tom Hardy may not be playing Brock/Venom in this universe. Marvel might cast their own Venom.

What does the NWH mid-credits scene mean for Venom?

Thanks to Doctor Strange’s spell at the end of Spiderman: No Way Home, Eddie Brock, and Venom had to disappear from the MCU. They were most likely transferred back to their original universe. However, let’s not forget that some Venom symbiote was left on the bar counter.

What does Spiderman: No Way Home’s Mid-Credits Scene Reveal About Venom?
Doctor Strange Casting his Spell

This could mean that Tom Hardy’s Venom may not be a part of the MCU once Spiderman rights come back to the MCU from Sony. But that does not imply that Venom as a character has no chance of being featured in the MCU.

Both Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Way Home explains that Sony’s Venom series starring Tom Hardy takes place in a different universe from Tom Holland’s Spiderman, an official part of the MCU.

So, in short, that means MCU may be coming up with their own casting of Eddie Brock. The leftover Venom symbiote or parasitic goo could very well find someone else to hold onto.

In the comics, Peter Parker and Venom have a long history. So the leftover bit of the Venom symbiote could only mean that even if Tom Hardy as Venom might not be a part of the MCU, the universe will come up with its own Eddie Brock.

In other words, the mid-credits scene might be revealing some heartbreaking information for you if you were expecting Tom Hardy’s Venom to be a part of the MCU.

How did Tom Hardy’s Venom come to the MCU?

This is one of those questions which neither Let There Be Carnage nor No Way Home clearly explained. I think this is just one of MCU’s many plotholes.

What does Spiderman: No Way Home’s Mid-Credits Scene Reveal About Venom?
Venom in Spiderman: No Way Home

So here’s the thing: In Venom 2, Eddie Brock and Venom are suddenly brought into the MCU as a result of Doctor Strange’s spell. They hear on the television from J Jonah Jameson that Peter Parker is Spiderman.

So it is pretty clear that Venom/Brock did not know about Spiderman’s identity before entering the MCU on Earth. But in No Way Home, we get to know that the whole point of these characters being in the MCU in the first place is because they already know that Peter Parker is Spiderman.

Eddie Brock did not already know Parker’s identity when he was brought into the MCU. So, there is no explanation why he was brought into the MCU in the first place.

You can try justifying it by saying that Venom’s alien knowledge probably already gave Brock the information or that he was first transported to another non-MCU space, where he got the information before coming to the MCU.

But you are lying to yourself if you’re telling me these are valid reasons. I would personally want a better explanation of this because there’s no way such a big plothole remains unexplained.

What is the significance of the black goo?

The parasitic black goo or the Venom symbiote left at the bar counter actually makes up Venom. It is the black goo that bonds to hosts.

Since this black goo is now left in the MCU, it can attach to many potential candidates, including Spiderman. It can also find its way to the MCU variant of Eddie Brock. It could also find itself a completely unexpected new host.

What does Spiderman: No Way Home’s Mid-Credits Scene Reveal About Venom?
Gorr with Symbiote and Thor

This might be taking it too far but hear me out. The symbiote can also be linked to an upcoming villain of the MCU named Gorr. In the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, we are all set to meet Gorr (played by Christian Bale).

Gorr is a demigod who slays deities and obtains his powers from Knull, the original creator of symbiotes. MCU is known for dropping vague hints which link to upcoming twists. Maybe this is also a possibility.

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