Spider-Man Star Tom Holland Reacts to Venom 2 Rumors on Opening Night

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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While Marvel Studios still has a few more weeks until its next major release in Eternals, Sony Pictures is giving fans a new addition within Sony’s Spider-Man Universe to tide the anxiety over for now with Venom: Let There Be Carnage. After Venom came in with a bang at the end of 2018, Tom Hardy's second solo outing quickly gained steam before its debut, especially with the debut for the vicious Carnage.

Trailers for the movie have teased quite the adventure as Eddie Brock and his constantly hungry symbiotic friend take on their next round of challenges in Sony's ever-expanding superhero universe. Most of those challenges come with Woody Harrelson's Carnage, who first came in during the post-credits scene for Venom and is already a force to be reckoned with in promotional material.

Through this Spidey madness, fans still have one burning question pointed at Sony - will this universe connect in any way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? While fans are flocking to theaters to find out that answer over the weekend, the star behind the MCU's web-slinger may have hinted at the answer.

Spider-Man Reacts To Venom 2 Opening

The MCU's Spider-Man star Tom Holland took to his Instagram Stories to celebrate the worldwide premiere for Sony Pictures' Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

While congratulating the film's lead Tom Hardy and its director Andy Serkis, Holland also teasingly asked if rumors were true concerning the sequel's connection to the MCU.

Tonight's the night. Can't wait to see this. Congrats Andy Serkis, Tom Hardy, and Sony Pictures. Are the rumors true? 😏

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Holland Being Holland? Or Something More?

Tom Holland is one of the MCU's most vocal supporters, one who is even partially credited for saving Spider-Man's MCU status thanks to a drunken phone call to former Disney CEO Bob Iger. While his status in relation to Sony's Spider-Man movies is still a mystery, this post could tease a potential union in the foreseeable future.

Rumors have pointed to Venom: Let There Be Carnage's post-credits scene setting the stage for the symbiotic anti-hero finding his way into Marvel Studios' narrative, although that will become clearer as more fans see the movie. Should this happen, it would be a monumental occasion for both franchises as Spider-Man looks toward his biggest solo adventure to date.

With a Sinister Six clearly being formed in December's Spider-Man: No Way Home, there's a slim chance that Venom could fill the sixth and final roster spot if this marriage becomes official. Particularly after Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy teased that Venom and Spider-Man would meet in the movies someday, this tease is simply too good to look past due to rights issues.

No matter what comes to be in this blockbuster sequel, Tom Holland is pushing the hype train forward as he prepares for his next superhero outing.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now playing in theaters. Spider-Man: No Way Home will arrive on December 17, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.