A lot of Spider-Man: No Path Home fans wonder if this big post-credits scene opened a hole in Marvel’s plot. Well, on second thought, that doesn’t seem to be the case. * Spoilers for Spider-Man: No Path Home post-credits scenes follow below. * Well, Peter Parker’s big wish in the movie is that anyone who knew his identity as Spider-Man would still know after the spell was cast. However, many people wondered how Eddie Brock’s Venom got drawn into the MCU since the two never met. However, in a sense, the duo did meet the hero in a previous life.
Venom: let there be carnageIt’s own post-credits scene established that the symbiote was going to speak to its host about the enormous beehive spirit connecting their entire race. However, the duo were transported to the MCU, which saw Venom “see” Spidey and react. It seems that the alien has a certain attraction to the Wall-Crawler and that he is not concrete. But, this beehive spirit device is the key to their journey into the “main” Marvel Universe.
Basically, another symbiote, the one who belonged to Eddie Brock’s variant of Topher Grace, encountered Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man in the third film in the Sam Raimi trilogy. Even though Venom was defeated there, his memories are tied to the Hive Spirit. From this shared awareness, all aliens are aware that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. (It creates problems by wondering where all those other symbiotes were during No Way Home…) But, as a device, that makes a lot of sense.
To complicate matters further, Spider-Man will likely have to face off against the “alien goo monster” in a future movie. The Dutch version of the hero is in a vulnerable place right now as he lost all of his friends and family at the end of No way home. Could a connection to Venom cure his ailments or end up strengthening his abilities to face the threats to come? No one knows yet. But, it’s clear that Marvel intentionally left a bit of a symbiote behind.
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