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What the hell do 'Venom's TWO end-credit scenes mean?

Here's what you're in for once the credits start rolling

What the hell do 'Venom's TWO end-credit scenes mean?
Tom Victor
05 October 2018

We’ve reached the stage where the excitement around new film releases comes with added intrigue over what’s in store after the end-credits.

It has been a superhero movie staple, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe directors in particular giving us a little extra, but other films have followed suit.

The Disaster Artist, for example, introduced that memorable Tommy Wiseau cameo after the credits started rolling. We’re returning to the superhero theme next, though.

This is because Venom – the first film in Sony’s Marvel Universe – providing us with not one but two extra scenes: one during the end credits and one after.

The first, as Vox reports, acts as a teaser for a sequel to the Tom Hardy film, and introduces a new character – Cletus Kasady – played by Woody Harrelson.

Harrelson’s character, whose alter ego Carnage acts as a villain in the original comics, would likely be the main villain in a sequel, so long as Venom performs well enough to warrant one.

The 57-year-old actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for his part in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is certainly the kind of big name who ought to be able to sustain any follow-up to the ambitious film.

Carnage, for those wondering, is generally accepted to have strength greater than that of Venom and Spider-Man (another of his adversaries) combined, and is known for random acts of violence and chaos. Which fits the name, really.

As for the other scene, it comes at the end of the credits, so don’t think it’s all over once you’ve heard from Carnage, and it’s a teaser for another film altogether.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated feature due to be released at the end of the year – just one of many projects in development featuring an incarnation of the eponymous superhero.

The post-credits scene focuses on this version of Spider-Man, who has the alter ego Miles Morales, teasing this altogether more light-hearted film. A Venom sequel it is not, but free teasers are free teasers all the same.

(Images: Sony/Marvel)