Let There Be Carnage’ End-Credits Scene Explained

  • It’s a Marvel movie, so it’s no surprise the new “Venom” has an end-credit scene.
  • It’s a significant scene that teases an iconic rivalry from the comics.
  • Warning: Major spoiler below if you haven’t seen “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” ends with Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom having patched things up and hanging out on a beach. Finally, the two feel content in their zany relationship as we fade-to-black on another looney “Venom” movie and the credits begin.

But halfway through the credits, we get a scene. Eddie and Venom are still at the beach — this time inside a not-so-swanky hotel room — when Venom decides to give Eddie a dose of his alien intellect. Eddie braces for what Venom brags will be something so powerful it will make his brain explode.

Then suddenly the two find themselves in a lavish hotel room, complete with a towel folded to look like a swan. However, this wasn’t Venom’s power. He’s as surprised as Eddie.

On TV, they see a news report anchored by J. Jonah Jameson (played by J.K. Simmons) and an image of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) dressed as Spider-Man appears.

Venom is overtaken by the image and begins to lick the screen. Suddenly, a man appears out of the bathroom. This is clearly his room. The man sees Eddie, as Venom has hidden inside his host, and demands to know why he’s there. Eddie gives a sheepish shrug as the scene ends.

What does this all mean?

Well, if you follow the Marvel comics, this could mean a lot.

One of Spider-Man’s greatest foes in the comics is Venom. And while we’ve seen them face off in movies before, nobody liked it. Back in 2007’s “Spider-Man 3,” Topher Grace played Eddie Brock/Venom and went up against Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man. The movie was panned by critics and even its director Sam Raimi wasn’t into it.

But this isn’t just about nailing the iconic rivalry for the big screen — the Marvel movies have upped the stakes since then. Spider-Man is now part of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, so bringing Venom into the MCU will lead to a movie even the most casual comic book fan will want to see.

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Tom Holland as Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”

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But what’s the deal with the hotel room suddenly changing?

That likely has something to do with the events that will transpire in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

As the trailer for that movie indicates, Peter has been messing around with the multiverse. With Eddie/Venom suddenly showing up in a different hotel room, it means originally they were not in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Somehow, they are now on the same timeline and the same planet, and it appears Venom has an eye for Holland’s Spidey. 

We may get even more answers when “Spider-Man: No Way Home” opens in theaters on December 17.

So Venom and Spider-Man are going to face off?

I think the dream of many fans is going to become a reality. There has always been speculation that Venom and Spidey would fight. Even Holland has said he “wouldn’t be doing his job” if he wasn’t pushing for a crossover movie.

But this is the first clear indication that it could become a reality. And that’s great news for Marvel fans.

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is currently playing in theaters.

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