If you’re a fan of Marvel movies, you may be wondering if Venom is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The answer to this question is not as straightforward as you might think. Let’s take a closer look at the relationship between Venom and the Marvel movies.
What is Venom?
Venom is a character from the Spider-Man comics, who first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #300 in 1988. He is an alien symbiote that bonds with human hosts, granting them enhanced physical abilities and an aggressive personality. Venom has become one of Spider-Man’s most popular villains and has also been featured as an anti-hero in his own series of comics.
The Sony-Marvel Connection
In 2015, Sony Pictures obtained the rights to make movie adaptations of Spider-Man characters, including Venom. However, at the time, Sony was not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which includes all of the movies featuring characters like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. This meant that any movies made by Sony would be separate from the MCU.
The First Venom Movie
In 2018, Sony released a movie simply titled Venom, which starred Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. Despite featuring a character from the Spider-Man universe, this movie was not connected to the MCU. In fact, there were no references to other Marvel characters or events in the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
However, things changed in late 2020 when it was announced that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would be appearing in an upcoming movie called Spider-Man: No Way Home. This movie is being produced by both Sony and Marvel Studios (the company behind the MCU), which means it will be set within the MCU.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
In 2021, Sony released a sequel to Venom called Venom: Let There Be Carnage. While this movie still takes place in a separate universe from the MCU, there has been speculation that it could be connected in some way. For example, the mid-credits scene of the movie features a cameo from another Spider-Man villain that has appeared in the MCU.
So, is Venom part of the Marvel movies? The answer is both yes and no.
While the character was not originally part of the MCU, there are now indications that he could be connected to that universe in some way. For now, it seems that we’ll have to wait and see how things develop in future movies. Regardless of his status within the larger Marvel universe, Venom remains an iconic and beloved character among comic book fans.