[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.]
Look, you know the drill now. No matter how emotionally devastating, moving, or mind-blowing the end of a Marvel movie can be, you stick around for the credits scenes to get a sense of what’s to come. following. The MCU will never end. We are all having a good time. Spider-Man: No Coming Home is no different, but the film’s two credits scenes are a bit unique in that A) One of them is just a full trailer, which the studio hasn’t done since Captain America: The First Avenger, and B) The other has ramifications for both the MCU and Sony’s somewhat connected but not quite Marvel universe.
Let’s go. Here are the two Spider-Man: No Coming HomeThe credits scenes and what they mean for the future.
Let there be venom
Hilarious, the wild credits scene of Venom: let there be carnage which catapulted Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and his symbiote pal in the MCU absolutely by no means set up a face-to-face meeting between Hardy and Tom Holland. My man was in the MCU for about six hours. In an aggressive on-brand move, Eddie’s first move after realizing he’d been transported to another universe was to head to the hotel bar and get extremely filled with frozen margins. When he makes the decision to go to New York and participate in an MCU film, the end of No coming home starts and Eddie is launched return to the universe exclusively owned by Sony, the most likely to dance with a vampire Jared Leto. However, there is a kick: Eddie leaves behind a small droplet of the Venom symbiote, which is probably still looking to seep all the way to New York.
It makes it look like Disney and Sony have their disgusting alien cake and eat it too. The end of No coming home essentially acts as an all-new origin story for Holland’s Spider-Man, and the producer Amy Pascal seems pretty confident the actor will be playing Peter Parker again, so this credit scene allows the MCU to do a full black-suited Venom script without the logistical headaches of including Tom Hardy. (Plus, Peter Parker’s costume infected with a tiny bit of alien goo is pretty close to how it happens in the comics.) Meanwhile, Hardy’s Eddie Brock is back in-universe in which he started, and since let there be carnage made a truly insane amount of money at the box office, we’re almost guaranteed to follow the continuing adventures of Eddie Brock and his intergalactic boyfriend.
The Multiverse of Madness
Surprise! This is a full trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is set to hit theaters on May 6, 2022. From what the new footage shows, the upcoming MCU movie will largely deal with the fallout that comes with all of reality opening up and then quickly closing. We’re also getting confirmation of a few exciting things, like the return of Chiwetel Ejiofor like Karl Mordo and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, America Chavez making her live-action debut played by Xochitl Gomez, and Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) — who just enslaved an entire New Jersey community in a magical sitcom pastiche due to a trauma-induced witchcraft crisis — playing a major role. Beyond supporting characters, however, the trailer ends with Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) face to face with… himself?
As Marvel’s go-to character for weird and mystical nonsense, Doctor Strange is no stranger to lookalikes. Most notably, the 1992 “Strange Bedfellows” storyline – which also featured Scarlet Witch and Agatha Harkness – saw Stephen Strange traverse the mirror dimension known as Counter-Earth and grapple with Necromancer, an exact copy of him in all the senses except for one thing: he had murdered Mordo when he was about to become Sorcerer Supreme. The main reason I’m telling you this is to point out the cover of “Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #47”, drawn by Geoff Isherwood, contains the words “Will the real Dr Strange stand up?“, which reigns fully and 100% should be the slogan of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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