Has Sony just confirmed the existence of Tony Stark in the Venom Movie Universe?

For comic book lovers, the last few months have been both the best and the worst times. Spider-Man: No Way Home was a gift in that he not only completed the first Tom Holland trilogy but joined the three live-action Spideys of cinema on the big screen. But then, as a hunter in the Marvel and Sony epic for Multiversal web-slinging – and as a preview of what Sony has planned for its next Venom Universe – the latest studio presented to Marvel fans Morbius.

Starring Jared Leto as the kind-hearted doctor who became a vampire, Morbius finally made its theatrical debut on April Fool’s Day. Intended to be Sony’s next film in its evolving universe, Morbius greatly disappointed the audience and drastically lowered expectations for the studio’s future plans.

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While both fans and critics have their complaints MorbiusThe editing, the story and some of its interpretations, one of the biggest objections were the two scenes of the film after the credits and their innocent, if not offensive, attempt to tie in the MCU.

However, for fans who have fallen victim personally MorbiusSequences after credits, a specific detail – combined with a corresponding theory – can help with frustration. Could it even offer some hope?

Not what the doctor ordered

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Before you dive into the good news and their potential, here is a refresh of what happened at MorbiusThe story after the credit is ringing.

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In the first scene, Spider-Man: HomecomingAdrian Toomes, also known as the Vulture, played by Michael Keaton, is suddenly in jail away from home. Obviously, this strange circumstance is a courtesy of this Complex purple rift in the sky from There is no way homehis third act.

How logical this is given the parameters of the recent MCU movie is everyone’s guess.

The second scene shows Morbius meeting Toomes, where he not only invites the doctor to work with him, but also believes that Spider-Man is to blame. The most glaring question from this exchange, however, is why he is now wearing his Vulture mechanical suit.

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The suit, which was made from rescued metal and Chitauri technology from the Battle of New York at MCU, was not with Toomes when he crossed the universe. But he is wearing a very similar suit when he was seen talking to Michael Morbius.

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While this seems to be another hole in the plot and an example of Sony oversight, there could be another answer.

Does Michael Keaton’s Vulture have a Stark Tech suit?

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While Toomes seems to be wearing the Vulture costume from Spider-Man: Homecoming in this Morbius scene, there are some differences, including the presence of additional promoters.

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This is actually something that Morbius director Daniel Espinosa first pointed out when asked how he got the Vulture signature suit, confirming that “It’s not exactly the same suit as me Returning home and that Toomes is “a versatile guy:”

“If you look closely, you will see that it is not exactly the same suit as Homecoming. It is a versatile guy.”

As the costume is definitely not the same as what the audience saw “resourceful” Toomes wearing Returning home, had to get the technology from somewhere. And since Toomes is new to the Venom / Morbius Universe, he probably did not know where to get this technology, unless it was a person or industry familiar with it.

So here’s a chance. What if a variation of Tony Stark and Stark Industries also exists in this universe? Not only would it be the perfect revenge for Vulture, given his aversion to Stark, but there is already precedent for it.

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After seeing Stark Tech at work at Spider-Man: No Way Home, Andrew Garfield’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 took a bow reactor and used it as his personal upgrade. If Sony did it once, why not a second time?

Also, many fans are waiting for the arrival of Iron Man variants Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness. It would not be difficult for one of them to be of this size and probably different from his MCU counterpart.

Is Superior Iron Man from Venom Universe?

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While Sony has not yet revealed in which Spidey lives in its evolving universe There is no way homeboth Garfield and Maguire’s Peter Parkers have confirmed that the Avengers do not exist in their chronology.

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So if there is a Tony Stark, he probably never made a suit in a cave out of a trash can and had this exchange with Nick Fury. In fact, given his ego, he could be a bad guy or even a Senior Iron Man.

In the comics, Superior Iron Man was a product of Marvel’s AXIS event, where comic book heroes became bad and bad people became good. Of course, the bad guys who become good are something that the public has seen recently.

Superior Iron Man’s armor also came from elements exported from a Symbiote, similar to that of Venom. Clearly, all the pieces are there to have a Senior Iron Man in Sony’s world.

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Other familiar faces from Stark Industries

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Michael Keaton’s Vulture is not the only Spider-Man rival whose bad origin story has its roots in the actions of Tony Stark.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck (also known as Mysterio) became a vindictive criminal after Tony claimed his illusion technology and renamed it BARF.

If so, that could explain why the original plans for Mysterio’s return were canceled. There is no way home. And, considering that Mysterio falsely presented himself as a Multiversal hero Spider-Man: Far From Homeit would suit him to really become a Multiversal character on the line.

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Stark-related variations could allow other versions of MCU celebrities, such as Happy Hogan, War Machine, and even Iron Man villains like Stark Industries’ Obadiah Stane or Justin Hammer.

A new relationship between Spider-Man and Stark?

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At MCU, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man story was directly influenced by Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. While, again, fans do not know if there is an Iron Man in an alternate Spider-Man timeline, it would be exciting to see another Stark and Spidey team.

It is also worth noting that – unlike their respective bad guys – neither Maguire nor Garfield’s Peter Parkers saw much, if any, Stark Tech at There is no way home. Also, while Peter of the Netherlands reported that he was fighting Thanos in space, they did not seem to know about Tony’s relationship with Peter and his sacrifice. Game over break.

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Therefore, there is a chance for any of these Spidey to interact with an alternative Tony Stark and even reverse their roles. Who knows? Maybe Tobey’s Spidey is not the guide of a young web-slinger but rather of a young, brilliant inventor?

If not Stark Industries, what about Oscorp?

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Something interesting to note is that MorbiusThe director has expressed interest in meeting Norman Osborn of Willem Dafoe one day with Michael Morbius. Not only is it a hint of Spidey in Sony’s new universe, but it is also a hint of Oscorp’s possible continued presence in the Sony Spider-Man schedule.

If so, it seems unlikely that Sony would need Stark Industries for technology or as a catalyst to create bad guys. In addition, the existence of Oscorp serves to differentiate Sony’s world, especially after Dafoe’s Norman Osborn confirmed that there is no Oscorp in the MCU.

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Given these facts, what if Vulture actually used Oscorp technology to make its new suit? After all, from Vulture’s point of view, Oscorp and Stark Industries are similar in that they both have towers in New York and deal with weapons and technology. If so, it will be interesting to see how the now-treated Norman Osborn could be involved.

Has Sony already escaped?

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While the response of the fan to his random handling MorbiusThe scenes after the credits are understandable and worthwhile. Given the new Multiverse and Vulture suit, Sony’s future storytellers have a lot to work on.

The question of course is whether they will do it. Not only does the studio have a history of failing to utilize its potential, but also due MorbiusBad reception, the future of Marvel’s Sony universe is somewhat uncertain.

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From Kraven the Hunterstarring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is set to follow Morbius and serve as the next chapter in this universe, is already facing a difficult battle. If it fails to attract rave reviews, the early days of Sony’s Multiversal universe may have been its last.

Morbius plays in theaters worldwide.

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