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Spider-Man No Way Home: Is Venom the Final Member of the Sinister 6?

Spider-Man No Way Home: Is Venom the Final Member of the Sinister 6?

Spoiler alert for Venom: Let There Be Carnage! Venom: Let There Be Carnage is now in theatres, with fans unable to stop talking about the mid-credit scene. Our spoiler free review came out upon the film’s Thursday showing, however seeing Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is what has the internet buzzing. Attaching the mid-credit scene to Peter Parker is not only thrilling from a plot standpoint but from a business perspective as well. Spider-Man: No Way Home has been the world’s most anticipated film ever since the news of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield being in the movie began to circulate.

These two movies now have connections, as the mid-credit scene has us asking, Will Venom appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

Venom in the Sinister 6?

The trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home quickly became the most viewed trailer of all time in a 24-hour span, dominating Avengers: Endgame on its way. Shivers were sent down the spines of fans worldwide upon seeing Doc Ock and hearing the infamous laugh of the Green Goblin. Eagle-eyed fans were also quick to point out a sandstorm as well as lightning, confirming the involvement of the Sandman and Electro in the film.

While fans seem to be in agreement about these characters, a mysterious figure lunging towards Peter in Doctor Strange’s Sanctum as the internet divided. All of the Lizard, Venom, and even Abomination have been speculated as the mysterious figure. My bet is on the Lizard for two reasons. Firstly, that’s just who it looks like to me. More importantly, I don’t think Sony would place Venom in the No Way Home trailer prior to the movie releasing the mid-credit scene.

If we’re set to see all three Spider-Men appear on screen together, the Sinister 6 being their foe would make for a spectacle. The Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Electro, and Lizard make five, so that still leaves us with one spot remaining. I actually think we will see Paul Giamatti’s Rhino return, however, I don’t think he will be the sixth member. Sandman’s arc in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 wasn’t that of a villain, but of a troubled man who made some bad decisions fighting to protect his daughter. I think we will see him bow out of the battle, bringing us back to five members.

It has always been my dream to see an event like this after growing up on Spider-Man the Animated Series in the 90s. Venom: Let There be Carnage as well as Spider-Man: No Way Home appears to be taking themes from the beloved show.

Based on what we saw in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, it stands to reason there is potential for Venom to be appearing in No Way Home. While Venom’s role has been an anti-hero attempting to do right to this point, the misinformation spreading of Peter being a murderer could cloud this judgment. Whether it’s for a moral reason or not, the Lethal Protector hunting down “that guy” would be a wild ride.

What if he’s not in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

The stage is set for a Venom and Spider-Man crossover, even if we don’t see him in No Way Home. If they decide to wait for the finale of the Venom trilogy, it is possible we could actually see the two of them team up to fight a new Symbiote, Toxin. Toxin is the spawn of Carnage, often depicted as stronger than either the Carnage or Venom Symbiotes.

Where do you think we will see Venom and Spider-Man meet for the first time in the MCU? Will it be side-by-side, or toe-to-toe?

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Written by TJ Zwarych