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What Marvel Movies Is Venom In?

Marvel movies have taken the world by storm, capturing the hearts of millions of fans around the globe. One iconic character that has been brought to life on the big screen is Venom. Created by David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane, this complex anti-hero has become a fan favorite due to his unique abilities and intriguing backstory.

The Birth of Venom

Venom first appeared in the comic book “The Amazing Spider-Man” #252 in 1984. The character was an alien symbiote that initially bonded with Spider-Man, enhancing his powers but also corrupting his morals. Eventually, Spider-Man managed to rid himself of the symbiote, leading it to find a new host – Eddie Brock.

Venom’s Big Screen Debut

Venom made his cinematic debut in the movie “Spider-Man 3” (2007), directed by Sam Raimi. In this film, Venom was portrayed as a villainous alter ego of Peter Parker, played by Tobey Maguire. While the movie received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it marked Venom’s first appearance outside comic book pages.

The Sony-Marvel Collaboration

Fast forward to 2018 when Sony Pictures Entertainment released a standalone Venom film as part of their collaboration with Marvel Studios. This film acted as a launching point for Sony’s own Marvel Universe and introduced Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom.

The movie delves into Eddie Brock’s journey as he becomes bonded with the symbiote and embraces his newfound powers. It explores Venom’s anti-hero nature and sets up potential future storylines within Sony’s Marvel Universe.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Following the success of the first Venom film, a sequel titled “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is set to be released in 2021. This highly anticipated movie will see the introduction of another iconic Marvel character – Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson.

Fans are eager to see how Venom and Carnage’s rivalry unfolds on the big screen and how their powers clash. With promising trailers and teasers, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is shaping up to be a thrilling addition to the Marvel movie lineup.

Venom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While Venom has primarily been associated with Sony’s Marvel Universe, there have been rumors and speculation about his potential introduction into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

With Sony and Marvel Studios’ recent collaboration allowing characters like Spider-Man to appear in both universes, fans have wondered if Venom could also cross over. While nothing has been confirmed yet, the possibility of seeing Venom alongside popular MCU characters like Iron Man or Captain America is an exciting prospect for fans.


Venom’s journey from comic books to the big screen has been an exciting one. With multiple appearances in movies like “Spider-Man 3” and his own standalone film, as well as the upcoming sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” this complex anti-hero has captured the imaginations of fans worldwide.

Whether Venom stays within Sony’s Marvel Universe or eventually joins forces with the heroes of the MCU, one thing is certain – his presence on screen continues to thrill audiences and keep them eagerly anticipating what comes next for this beloved character.