I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If the Alien Symbiote Appears in the Next Spider-Man Film

The last time I made a prediction about Spider-Man, it came true in the next three films. I’m talking about when I speculated about Spider-Man finally leaving New York City on the big screen and, sure enough, he went to Germany in Captain America: Civil War, Washington, D.C. in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thanos’s homeworld Titan in Avengers: Infinity War. And that brings me to my current prediction, which is different than my previous one because this time I hope I am wrong.

You see, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the alien symbiote makes an appearance in the next Spider-Man film. Oh, I know, the symbiote just showed up in Venom (2018), but hear me out. In the comics, Spider-Man first encounters the symbiote on an alien planet in the midst of a chaotic war between Marvel’s most famous superheroes and villains. That was called the Secret Wars, and it was the biggest team-up of characters in Marvel Comics history up to that point. Avengers: Infinity War is certainly the largest team-up of  characters in the 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man is among a handful of superheroes who wind up on a planet far away from Earth, so it would be fitting for him to find the alien symbiote while on an alien planet. His presence there wasn’t absolutely required for the story to work. He could have contributed just as well to the battle of Wakanda or simply sat the whole thing out, but he ended up on Titan, so there must be a reason for that.

The Amazing Spider-Man #252 featured Spider-Man back in NYC in his black costume.Also, The Amazing Spider-Man issue #252 where a black-clad Spider-Man makes it back to Earth from the Secret Wars is entitled “Homecoming!” Sound familiar? Perhaps Spider-Man: Homecoming was a triple entendre, not just referring to the Homecoming dance and the character’s solo film debut in the MCU, but also to an upcoming encounter with a certain black costume.

The Venom film that just debuted has no discernable connection to the MCU. It seems to exist separate from everything else, much like Ghost Rider or Fantastic 4 (2015). It’s safe to assume that Venom showing up in that film will have no effect on the story of future Spider-Man films. The problem is that having two different Venom origin stories happening concurrently would be very confusing to audiences. Why do such a thing? I don’t know how the partnership between Sony and Marvel works, but it seems like Sony is muddying the waters a bit.

If anyone can make the Birth of Venom storyline work on film, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios can. It’s been utterly botched in Spider-Man 3 and awkwardly handled in Venom sans Spider-Man. But it was masterfully done across multiple episodes of the ‘90s cartoon show, so they have at least one good template to follow.

I hope they won’t do it, but I sure won’t be surprised if they do.

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3 Responses to I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If the Alien Symbiote Appears in the Next Spider-Man Film

  1. Nathan says:

    That’s an interesting theory but I think Sony has made it difficult for them to introduce a symbiote into the MCU. As you pointed out they’ve already shown Venom and alluded to Carnage, the only other well-known symbiote. Giving Spidey his own symbiote would be a convenient way of merging the MCU with the burgeoning Venomverse but I don’t that’s Sony’s intention. For better or worse I think they’re keeping them separate and I kind of think that means symbiotes will remained quarantined.

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    • Yeah, I really hope none of this happens. It would be so weird having symbiotes in two different cinematic universes. I don’t know what Sony is thinking by making a standalone Venom movie. They should just trust Marvel Studios to keep doing a great job with Spider-Man and all of his ancillary characters.


      • Nathan says:

        I completely agree. DC is doing the same thing with their stand-alone Joker and Batman movies and I don’t understand the logic behind it. Sony will inevitably introduce Spiderman into their Venomverse and it will be awwwkwaaard!

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