An epic new piece of Avengers fan art imagines Tom Holland becoming Symbiote Spider-Man in the MCU, as Peter Parker struggles with the black suit.
Spider-Man should be getting the black suit soon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a new epic Avengers fan art imagines Tom Holland’s Peter Parker having trouble with the symbiote. Holland’s latest adventure as the wall-crawler was in the generational event movie that was 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The movie united Holland’s title hero with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of Spider-Man. Spider-Man: No Way Home also included Tom Hardy’s Venom in a post-credits scene, which showed a piece of the symbiote being left behind in the MCU.
The MCU’s Spider-Man 4 villain might be Venom or not, but it is clear by the post-credits scene in Spider-Man: No Way Home that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has plans for Holland’s Spider-Man to come into contact with the symbiote in the near future, and there are a few movies where that could happen.
When Can Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Meet The Symbiote?
While there is a lot of anticipation building for Hardy’s Venom to meet Holland’s Spider-Man, Spider-Man: No Way Home seemed to kill the possibility of the two characters crossing over in the near future. At least Venom being sent back almost instantly from the MCU let Marvel have its own piece of the symbiote to play with, and it could help Spider-Man 4 break an annoying MCU trend. While the Holland Spider-Man movies so far have included important roles from other MCU heroes, the character can shine solo for the first time with the help of the symbiote.
Spider-Man: No Way Home’s ending left Peter Parker truly alone, with Doctor Strange casting a spell that made everyone forget who Peter was. After the last movie’s groundbreaking multiverse plot, the MCU Spider-Man 4 can bring a more intimate story. A down-on-his-luck Peter would be the perfect target for the symbiote, with the character feeling reinvigorated by the power surge the black suit would give him. While the theory that Spider-Man 4 could be an MCU Defenders reboot with Daredevil, Punisher, and others is interesting, the idea of a Peter Parker corrupted by the symbiote at the lowest point in his life might be even more compelling.
The fan art presents Spider-Man donning the symbiote suit in outer space, something that could very well happen in either of the two upcoming Avengers movies. However, 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars seems like the perfect place for the highly anticipated moment to happen. The reason for that is the comic book debut of the symbiote suit was in the pages of the first “Secret Wars” event in Marvel Comics. Even though Venom 3 has a Spider-Man challenge after going to the MCU and not meeting him, that movie could somehow include Eddie and the symbiote meeting Holland’s Spider-Man before the hero finds the piece left behind in the MCU.