Venom 2’s game-changing post-credits scene proves that Sony got the better end of the deal in the latest Spider-Man Marvel Studios agreement.
Warning! SPOILERS ahead for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
The surprising post-credits scene of Venom: Let There Be Carnage proves that Sony got the better end of the deal in its amended Spider-Man deal agreement with Marvel Studios. On the heels of the success of Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019, news broke out that the agreement to share the rights of the web-slinger hero had come to an end. It meant that Tom Holland’s Peter Parker would be pulled out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which understandably worried fans, as well as the filmmakers actually involved in the matter.
For a while, Spider-Man’s cinematic fate was in limbo. Fortunately, against all odds, Sony and Marvel Studios were able to draft a new deal that would keep the character in the MCU. Unlike their first agreement, however, the terms of the renegotiations have been mostly kept a secret. However, the key takeaway from it was that Marvel Studios will produce at least two more films with Holland’s Spider-Man — one of which is Spider-Man: No Way Home, while the other is a currently untitled project. Sony, on the other hand, will retain access to the character, with the press release hinting at the webslinger potentially appearing in Sony’s own Spider-Man universe kickstarted by Venom in 2018.