“Venom” may be a comic book movie based on the Marvel Comics character, but it’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is so fond of tossing in teases for future movies after the credits of each film. While MCU films always have something extra in store after the credits roll, it’s not a guarantee with other comic book movies.
So that’s the question: once the credits begin, is it safe to bail for the bathroom or do you need to stick around for a bonus post-credits scene?
Well, it turns out that “Venom” actually features two pieces of extra content after the credits start, the second of which you might care about even if you didn’t enjoy “Venom” at all: an extended clip from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
The “Spider-Verse” clip will be at least conceptually familiar for those who read coverage of the film’s panel at this year’s Comic-Con, because it’s actually part of the footage we were shown in Hall H down in San Diego. It’s not a trailer — it’s actually a big action sequence from the movie, seemingly presented in full.
So you’ll probably want to stick around for that. As for the other extra bit, which comes midway through the credits, it’s a tease for the hypothetical second “Venom” movie. If you want those deets, you can find them below. If you don’t want to know, you should bail now.
For real, get out of here.
The mid-credits scene sees Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock once again working as a journalist, and he lands a big interview with a serial killer. This character, in a big reveal, is played by Woody Harrelson. After some brief small talk, Harrelson’s character declares that once he gets out of prison, “there’s gonna be carnage.”
That is, of course, a reference to a symbiote named Carnage, with Harrelson’s human character being the brutal murderer Cletus Kasady, who will be played by Harrelson in the next “Venom” movie should one be made.
If you want to know more about Carnage, we went into a little bit more detail right here.