While Venom was an extremely entertaining ride, fans were left with many questions as to its connection with the Spider-Man franchise. After all, in the comics, Venom is one of the web-slinger’s most famous opponents, with the symbiote’s origin story and motivations closely linked to Peter Parker. That’s why, in the source material, he sports a familiar white spider logo which was entirely absent in the 2018 movie.
Having this be missing makes sense, though. After all, if this Venom has never encountered or bonded with Spider-Man, why would he have a spider logo? But in next year’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage, that might be changing. Ever since Sony and Disney resolved their differences over the Spidey rights, it’s looking likely that the MCU and the Venomverse, or the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters to give it its unwieldy official name, are going to become ever more intertwined. This potentially paves the way for Spider-Man and Venom to meet, an encounter which may well end up with the latter taking on the logo.
A hint that this might be in the pipeline is that the white spider emblem is front and center on a Venom 2 costume listed on Amazon, which you can see down below:
Of course, it’s worth remembering that Venom: Let There Be Carnage was originally supposed to release in October 2020, so it’s not a huge leap to think that some merchandise might have entered production and made it to shelves. But my instinct is that this is merely a generic costume which a canny retailer has described as Venom 2 to get clicks. I can’t see anything else in the description that specifically ties it to the sequel and its design looks in keeping with every other Venom costume on sale.
In any case, we’ve got quite a long wait to find out for certain what’s going on in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which will now hit theaters on June 25th, 2021. Let’s hope we get a trailer soon.