Sony has long been planning for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to swing into the Sony Spider-Man Universe that they are building. When Marvel and Sony couldn’t negotiate a new deal in 2019 Sony announced that they would be integrating the character into their own films. However, shortly after a new deal was struck that opened the door for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to continue his story in the MCU and fans were ecstatic.
There have been hints at Spider-Man’s existence in the Sony’ Marvel Universe especially in the Morbius trailer that included an image of the web slinger on the side of a wall with “Murderer” graffitied across it. But perhaps the most exciting clue to the eventual cross over was what appeared to be Michael Keaton’s Adrian Toomes, aka Vulture, in the same white jumpsuit he wore at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The interaction between Vulture and Morbius in the trailer left fans wondering what it could mean for the future of Spider-Man and the Spider-Man related characters introduced in the MCU.
Tyrese Gibson added fuel to the fire during an interview with Comicbook.com when he was asked if the upcoming Morbius film will be set in the MCU and he answered with a definitive, “yes.” Sony was quick to shut this down releasing a statement that contradicted the actor’s answer and placing Morbius squarely in the Sony’s Marvel Universe. However, Venom: Let There Be Carnage may change everything.
DID THE POST CREDIT SCENE OPEN UP THE DOOR FOR MORE MCU AND SONY SPIDER-MAN UNIVERSE CROSSOVER?
Venom: Let There Be Carnage ends with a post credit scene that seems to shake up the multiverse in a way fans have been hoping to see since the first Venom hit theaters in 2018. Both Eddie Brock and Venom seem to somehow be transported from their own universe into what looks like the MCU. J.K. Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson is on television condemning Tom Holland’s Peter Parker for his actions, having been framed for killing Mysterio at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
This moment seems to tease how the villains from the past Sony Spider-Man franchises make their way to the MCU for Spider-Man: No Way Home. This could be related to the spell that Doctor Strange performs in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer or it could even be connected to Loki opening the multiverse somehow. Whatever the case may be, this seems to finally officially open the door for the wall crawler to cross over into the Sony’ Marvel Universe and more the Sony characters to potentially cross into the MCU especially if the two universes have thus far been unconnected.
Depending on the outcome of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness there is a possibility that the multiverse will be forever opened for characters to travel across universes. And given the fact that What If…? and Loki both have second seasons on the way this possibility seems even more likely. Could this mean that the Sony’s Marvel Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be connected permanently?
Many fans are speculating that Eddie Brock’s time in the MCU will be short, returning to his own universe where other storylines were set up for possible future films during Venom: Let There Be Carnage. However, the Spider-Man Easter eggs in the Morbius trailer have led to even more questions after the post credit scene.
The inclusion of the “Murderer” Spider-Man graffiti and Keaton’s Vulture could point to a direct connection between Morbius and the MCU after Peter Parker was framed for the murder of Mysterio. Could Tyrese have been right and Morbius is actually fully a part of the MCU? Or could this be a result of Peter Parker and even Doctor Strange doing extensive damage to the multiverse?
It is worth noting the Spider-Man from the graffiti looks more reminiscent of the Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man suit, specifically a flipped image from the PS4 game, combine that with MCU’s Vulture it opens even more possibilities. With Spider-Man squarely in the middle of the MCU’s multiverse story, and both Maguire and Garfield rumored to reprise their roles as the wall crawler, as well as the Sony universe seeming to bleed into the MCU could this actually be pointing to a larger live action Spider-Verse story?
If this is the case Spider-Man: No Way Home could be the first step in building to an even grander Spider-Man multiversal saga. Whatever the case may be it seems like Morbius and possibly other Sony Marvel characters could actually be a part of the MCU with Sony and Marvel potentially setting up a lot more cross over cameos and Easter eggs in the future.
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