New Spider-Verse 2 Photo Spoils Tom Hardy’s Venom Scene

By Klein Felt Updated:
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A new photo has spoiled the inclusion of Tom Hardy's Venom universe in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

While the first Spider-Verse film dipped its toe into the Multiversal pool, Spider-Verse 2 is set to take a full-on swan-dive into the deep end of Multiversal storytelling. 

This "grand" Spidey story has been teased to include over "240 unique characters" from across multiple worlds of Marvel animated wall-crawlers. 

Amongst these have been rumors of unique universes including a LEGO one, and the potential for live-action web-heads like Tom Holland to appear as well.

Tom Hardy's Venom-Verse in Spider-Verse 2

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A photo posted by Spider-Man's official Vietnamese Facebook account revealed Venom's Mrs. Chen will appear in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The character from Tom Hardy's Venom franchise can be seen in the image alongside Jason Schwartzman's The Spot. 

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The text accompanying the post roughly translated to say that the "Venom live-action universe will also feature in the Spider-Verse:"

“After the LEGO universe, the Venom live-action universe will also feature in the Spider-Verse. And there will be more exciting things to be revealed!”

On the image itself, a caption (written in Vietnamese) also read, "Tom Hardy’s Universe appears in Spider-Verse 2."

Mrs Chen
Sony Pictures

This comes after rumors claimed that Peggy Lu's Venom corner store owner would appear in Spider-Verse 2

Who Else Is Hiding in Across the Spider-Verse?

After months of speculation regarding potential live-action cameos in Across the Spider-Verse, these images will only pour gasoline on the web-headed fire. 

Given Tom Hardy's propensity to play in the world of Marvel's wall-crawler, with his Symbitoic character popping up in the end-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Way Home, it would not be all that surprising he his Eddie Brock/Venom were to appear in the animated sequel. 

But live-action Spidey characters beyond that remain up in the air. 

Sony Pictures has been liberal in its use of both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Men in trailers for Across the Spider-Verse; however, all that has been done by way of archival footage to set the tone of for Miles Morales' next web-slinging adventure. 

Tom Holland's version of the hero got a shoutout in a recent look at Spider-Verse 2, with Oscar Isaac's Miguel O'Hara calling out the "little nerd in Earth-199999" which furthered the case for the live-action hero popping up in the film, but as of right now, his appearance remains unconfirmed. 

While months ago a live-action character in Across the Spider-Verse would have felt like a mere pipedream, the evidence is mounting that a full-fledged animation/live-action Spider-Man crossover may be on the cards. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse swings into theaters on Friday, June 2. 

Release Date
June 02, 2023
- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.