Later this year Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage will be released in cinemas to continue the story of antihero Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy). Although Sony has only released a snippet of the new film so far, fans have already begun dissecting every scene of it. In doing so, a tribute to the late creator of Marvel, Lee, has been spotted.
Lee was of course well known for creating huge swathes of the Marvel comic book universe alongside Steve Ditko.
In particular, Lee created Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man, to name a few.
Once Disney and Marvel Studios started the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Lee enjoyed a quirky cameo in each film.
Despite passing away in 2018, Lee has continued to cameo in a number of the MCU movies.
Lee’s estate has consistently rolled out his likeness for various cameo appearances over the years and Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage is the latest in the list.
It is interesting, however, that he has returned again considering Lee did not create Venom or Carnage, only Spider-Man.
Since the release of the Venom 2 trailer director Andy Serkis has spoken out about his movie’s connection to the MCU Spidey, who is played by Tom Holland.
At the moment, Venom is entirely disconnected from the MCU and the rest of the Avengers.
Speaking out about Venom’s future, however, Serkis revealed: “Obviously there are links between Venom and Spider-Man and the Marvel universe and the Spider-Man story, but we’re treating this very much as it’s his own world.”
Despite this, he alluded to a deeper connection while referencing a copy of the Daily Bugle newspaper seen in the trailer, the legendary fictional publication owned by J Jonah Jameson, where Peter Parker eventually works at.
The director went on: “Venom’s story is his own world, there are nods and little moments just like this newspaper The Daily Bugle of course.
“But on the whole, he’s unaware, they are unaware at this point of other characters like Spider-Man.”
Venom 2 Let There Be Carnage is due for release on September 15, 2021 in the UK, and September 24 in the US.