Unlike a lot of comic book movies these days, Venom, now in theaters, is surprisingly light on Easter eggs. But those that were included definitely provided a good deal of fan service and set up for potential sequels.
So — SPOILER WARNING — let’s break down the Easter eggs, cameos and references that were in Venom, starting with the biggest one of all …
The mid-credits scene shows Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) back in action as a working reporter after defeating the Life Foundation. He visits San Quentin State Prison to interview an inmate, an interview requested by the killer himself.
There, inside a cell within the cell, is the dangerous and deranged Cletus Kasady, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, who wears a curly red wig in a nod to his character’s look in the Marvel comics. Cletus has written “Welcome Eddie” in his own blood on the wall.