Venom 2 (Apparently) Has an Avengers Easter Egg | IGN

While Venom: Let There Be Carnage may not take place in the MCU, its first trailer features an Easter Egg that appears to reference The Avengers.

Around one minute and nine seconds into the trailer, we see Detective Mulligan (Stephen Graham) reading The Daily Bugle, which we know is run by Spider-Man’s J. Jonah Jameson. As Mulligan angrily closes the paper, you can see the briefest glimpse of a headline that reads something like “Avengers Lose to Nightmare.”

Venom-Avengers-Carnage1-720x405 Venom 2 (Apparently) Has an Avengers Easter Egg | IGNThis is interesting for many reasons, beyond the exciting (apparent) mention of The Avengers. Not only has Nightmare been rumored as a possible player in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but Doctor Strange himself has been confirmed to be making his way into Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Venom 2’s trailer is packed with many more Easter Eggs, including an homage to Stan Lee, other nods to Spider-Man, a possible tease of Toxin, and much more. Check out all the Easter Eggs we found right here:

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Alongside our exclusive Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer breakdown with director Andy Serkis, be sure to check out our explainer on who Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady is, how Kasady’s new look reflects the character’s “darkness,” and what Carnage’s new powers are.

Sony also treated us to Venom: Let There Be Carnage’s first poster, which features a view of Venom wrapped in red tendrils – all from the view within Carnage’s mouth.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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