Do symbiotes exist in the MCU? it’s not so simple

Thor: Love and Thunder (Thor 4) gave fans hope for a small bond with the symbiotes. However, it ended up not happening.

In the comics, Gorr, the Butcher of the Gods uses the Necro-Sword because he stole it from Knull, the God of Symbiotes.

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The Necro-Sword is also used by the villain in Thor: Love and Thunder (Thor 4), but its origin is changed.

Basically, the details involving the symbiotes were ignored. Turns out it’s a bit of a complicated issue.

What’s between the symbiotes and the MCU?

Legally, the symbiotes are owned by Sony, which has its own shared universe.

As fans know, these creatures started appearing in Spider-Man comics, mostly because of Venom.

This means that Sony owns everything related to symbiotes. And while there’s a partnership between the studio and Marvel, that deal doesn’t hold for everything.

However, while symbiotes may not exist in the MCU currently, that could be very close to changing.

The post-credits scene of Spider-Man: No Coming Home (Spider-Man 3) revealed that when he came to the MCU, Venom left a small trace of a symbiote behind.

This tiny vestige could be what will bind Spider-Man, giving him his iconic black outfit from the comics.

This, for now, is just speculation, but it could be another example of Sony “borrowing” some concepts to Marvel Studios.

Thor: Love and Thunder (Thor 4), new Marvel release, is in theaters.

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Victor Carvalho

Victor Carvalho

A member of the Cinema Observatory since 2018, I enjoy writing about the things I watch as much as watching them. In my spare time, I also find time to read DC and Marvel, to be terrible at games and to suffer while rooting for Botafogo.

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