Venom's Post-Credits Scene: Spider-Verse Explained
Venom's mid-credits scene may be all about setting up a potential sequel, but the post-credits scene teases a movie that's much more imminent. After the opening text, "Meanwhile, in another universe," we jump into the animated world of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Here, young Spider-Man Miles Morales is visiting the grave of Peter Parker, who is dead in Miles' universe. While mourning, Miles is surprised by another Peter Parker - one from another universe - and is so surprised that he accidentally knocks Peter out cold. Before he can figure out what's going on, he's discovered by cops, so he panics and decides to make a run for it with Peter's body. The cops automatically assume (since they're in a graveyard) that Spider-Man is stealing a body, and give chase.
A slapstick race through the city begins, with Miles managing to attach Peter's unconscious body to a moving train using his webbing, and poor Peter bashing off of cars as the train drags both him and Miles through the city. At one point he crashes into a snowman and ends up with the snowman's head stuck on top of his own. Their wild ride only ends when the train comes to a stop, at which point the end-credits scene concludes with the message, "To be continued."
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For the uninitiated, this might seem like a bit of a bizarre turn - especially since the Marvel Cinematic Universe's post-credits scenes are usually either a tease for the next upcoming MCU movie, or an extra scene related to the events of the movie that the audience has just scene (or, in Spider-Man: Homecoming's case, a Captain America PSA that pokes fun at the audience for sitting through all those credits just to be disappointed). Venom's post-credits scene doesn't even take place in the same universe as the movie, though it could be argued that Venom's live-action universe is part of the same multiverse that forms the premise of Into the Spider-Verse.
Set for release in December, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is about Miles Morales discovering that there are many, many other "Spider-People" in different universes - including a braggadocious Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy a.k.a. Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker (an anime schoolgirl with a spider mech suit), and Spider-Ham (a spider who was bitten by a radioactive pig). The various Spider-People are brought into Miles' universe after Wilson Fisk unleashes the power of a super-collider on the city, and unless Miles and his new friends can stop it, it threatens to destroy all of Brooklyn.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not connected in continuity to either the MCU's Spider-Man or to Venom, but it does look like a lot of fun and the post-credits scene is well worth sticking around for.
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018