New Theory Explains How Avengers 4 And Venom May Be Connected

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Sony’s Spider-Verse is a franchise that’s just bursting at the seams with potential.

True, we haven’t even laid eyes on patient zero (read: Venom) but already, the studio’s announced plans for Spidey spinoffs based on Silver & BlackSilkNightwatch and Morbius, the Living Vampire. That’s all well and good, but it does raise one very big question: how can these films function without Peter Parker on the casting docket? We can’t say for sure just yet, but they may not have to.

You see, as much as everyone involved in both the Spider-Verse and the MCU want to deny it, it’d be foolish to think that the two franchises won’t collide at some point, and though it may not happen for a few years, the seeds could very well be planted in next May’s Avengers 4. Or at least, that’s what this fascinating new theory suggests.

The video down below explains things in full, but the basic premise is that given Thanos’ devastating actions in the climax of Infinity War, we’re going to see a world that’s on the brink of collapse when we re-join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes next year. I mean, halving the population had to have had a very drastic impact on our planet and you can only imagine the damage it’s done to society.

Venom, meanwhile, is also set in a world that’s facing severe economical and environmental issues. We learned this during the film’s Comic-Con panel this past weekend. But unlike Avengers 4, there’s really no reason that the story needs to take place in that type of setting. Unless, of course, the two films are connected.

Interesting, right? In case you didn’t fully grasp onto the idea here, it’s that by placing Venom in this similar setting to Infinity War‘s sequel, it allows the franchise to be retroactively included into the MCU at a later date if it proves to be successful. After all, Marvel Studios have many projects at the moment that manage to both be officially in-universe while rarely directly acknowledging the events of the major movies.

For example, Runaways is an MCU series, yet has no real connections to anything else going on in the universe. I’d imagine Sony are playing it safe for now by keeping their world as generic as possible so as not to contradict the MCU but still using the same general setting so as to allow for the possibility of a connection with the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a later date. And that’s exactly what WebHead is hinting at with his latest theory.

But what do you make of all this? Are we reading too much into things, or is there really some kind of subtle connection between Venom and Avengers 4? Make yourself heard in the usual place below.

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