Warning: Full spoilers follow for Venom: Let There Be Carnage. If you just want to know how many end credits scenes there are in Venom, we’ll tell you here: there’s a mid-credits scene.
Read on if you want all the spoiler details on this.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (read our review) has finally arrived, and it’s a wacky, over-the-top trip into the symbiote madness. Directed by Andy Serkis and again starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and his alter ego Venom, the film is as much a breakup comedy as it is a superhero flick. And yet, Serkis and Sony Pictures (and presumably Hardy, who is also the film’s producer) are sure to leave audiences begging for more with that age-old Marvel trickâ¦ the post-credits scene. And that’s a big one.
But what exactly happens after the credits of Venom 2? And how many end credits scenes are there? Read on …
How many end credits are there in Venom 2?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage only has one scene after the credits, but as Ned Ryerson might say, it’s a doozy.
After sending Venom / Eddie Brock Cletus Kasady / Carnage (Woody Harrelson) and Shriek / Frances Barrison (Naomie Harris), the linked couple seem to essentially retire to a life by the sea, away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco – and all the people Venom might want to eat, and any cops who might want to stop them.
The credits roll over Venom 2 as Eddie sits on the beach, but then we get a mid-credits scene involving none other than Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and, apparently, the MCU!
Spider-Man in Let There Be Carnage
Fans have been waiting for this moment for ages, and it’s finally here: the MCU version of Spider-Man is now set to meet the Tom Hardy Venom. And the setup is all here in the Venom 2 credits scene.
Eddie / Venom are now resting in their hotel room while watching TV, when Venom tells Eddie he’s an elder and has seen things Eddie couldn’t understand, like other universes. He offers to show Eddie a quick rundown of those experiences, and suddenly the room flashes around them and they find themselves in a nicer and quite different hotel room. And on television none other than J. Jonah Jameson (JK Simmons) is pulling out Peter Parker as Spider-Man, as we saw in Spider-Man ending: Far From Home. (Although it should be noted that this is not the exact same scene from Far From Home. Presumably, Jameson continues to constantly broadcast hatred against Spidey / Peter Parker.)
It looks like Eddie has been transported to the MCU. Or maybe it’s a variation of the timeline that features both Tom Holland’s Spidey and Tom Hardy’s Venom? But no other MCU heroes? It’s impossible to say, because the scene ends so quickly (with Venom licking the TV and taking a great interest in Spidey, before the correct resident of this universe’s hotel room comes out of the bathroom and asks a bewildered Eddie what he’s doing there).
Venom, in trying to show Eddie some of his vast galactic experience, transported Eddie to the MCU? Or did what Doctor Strange is doing in the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer to actually lure Eddie into the MCU, just like he apparently does with Doc Ock and other Spidey characters from non-MCU movies? We know the MCU multiverse is a thing now thanks to the events of Loki, and as illustrated in What ifâ¦? And it looks like there’s a chance we at least see Venom in Far From Home, if only in a cameo.
Detective Patrick Mulligan in Venom 2: Will he become the toxin symbiote?
In short, yes.
Detective Mulligan is a guest at Shriek and Carnage’s unholy wedding during the film’s climax, and he finds himself in a fight with Shriek that goes very badly for both parties in the end. The movie’s prologue tells us that Mulligan, as a young cop, shot and blinded Shriek in one eye, and she takes revenge these days when she tries to tear out an eye and hang him.
He is apparently left for dead. But later, after the battle between Carnage and Venom is over, we see that Mulligan is not only still alive, but his eyes are blue and shining now. What does it mean? In the comics, Mulligan has become the host of the symbiont known as toxin, who is an offspring of Carnage. It is not clear what happened in Venom 2, but it seems possible that Shriek and Carnage’s offspring were implanted in Mulligan by Shriek before her (apparent) disappearance under that church bell ringing for her.
The Bottom Line: Toxin seems a safe bet to appear in Venom 3, with Mulligan as the host. But will Spider-Man appear in the movie as well? Sony Marvel’s character roster also includes Jared Leto’s Morbius, coming in early 2022, and several more films are in development as well. Maybe Toxin will end up being just a super-being in Venom 3. Either way, Venom is about to find itself in a whole new world of possibilities.
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