The newly released MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home featured a lot of surprises. Aside from seeing both heroes and villains from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films and the Amazing Spider-Man films, the movie also featured a last-minute appearance from Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. His appearance obviously tied in with the post-credits scene from Venom: Let There Be Carnage, in which Eddie Brock and his symbiote half wind up in the MCU. However, it didn’t quite make sense – as Venom was the only Multiversal character that supposedly didn’t know Peter Parker’s real identity.
Now Spider-Man: No Way Home writer Chris McKenna opened up to explain the plot hole and why Eddie Brock and Venom could’ve ended up in the MCU.
While speaking with Variety, he explained that the answer to this plot hole lies within Venom himself. In particular, it seems that the alien symbiote possesses knowledge of other universes. Here’s what Chris McKenna stated:
“The idea is that the symbiote has knowledge of other universes. Buried in his brain is some knowledge of that connection.”
He further explained that they wanted to keep most of the focus on Tom Holland’s Peter Parker this time around:
“The most important thing is this wasn’t just going to be a bunch of fan service. It wasn’t going to be just curtain calls for everybody. We had to figure out a way that this [movie] told the story of this Peter Parker right now, organically coming off of where we left the last movie. That was always our north star. Yeah, it’s a big fun idea. Let’s not forget Peter. You can’t get lost in the mix. It has to be his emotional journey.”
With that said, his explanation for Venom does fit in with the character. After all, in the post-credits scene for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the symbiote tells Eddie Brock something rather important. In fact, it appears to tie all of this together. Specifically, Venom states:
“80 billion light years of hive knowledge across universes would explode your tiny little brain.”
It appears that this “hive knowledge” somehow held Peter Parker’s secret deep within. Hopefully we’ll see more of this in upcoming films and the much-desired crossover between Venom and Spider-Man. As for now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently available in theaters.