‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Writer Talks Deleted Venom Scenes

Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Spider-Man: No Way Home teased a connection between the Sony-verse and the MCU. Ultimately, we never got to see Tom Hardy’s Venom interact in any meaningful way during the brief time he was in the same universe as Tom Holland’s Spidey, but things were nearly very different. According to No Way Home writer Chris McKenna, Venom almost had a part to play in a critical scene.

Speaking with Empire, McKenna revealed that Venom would’ve been part of that awesome Statue of Liberty fight in another version of the script…

“So Eddie Brock makes it to the MCU but he never makes it out of a bar. But there were versions where he shows up earlier,” McKenna said. “We were going to try to have him show up at the Statue of Liberty , and we were even toying with having him stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel.”

Will we ever get a proper crossover between Sony’s Venom and the MCU version of Spider-Man? If the future for Holland over in the Sony-verse? And what will Sony do in light of Morbius‘ box office failure? All big questions left to be answered, but it would’ve been undeniably cool, if overly crowded, if Venom had showed up No Way Home. [Comicbook]

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