Josh Nizzi’s concept for Spider-Man’s inside-out suit is sure to tickle the funny bone of fans as a playful throwback to the character’s MCU introduction. But while the piece provides a light-hearted window into what could have been for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” another black-suited Spider-Man planned for the film had far darker implications that fans were sure to pick up on.
The book “Spider-Man: No Way Home: The Art of the Movie” reveals that, at one point during the development phase, the film would have seen its titular hero don his iconic black symbiote suit. Three iterations of the suit are showcased in the book, one with a red spider symbol, another with a white symbol, and another with a golden one. No matter the color, the suggestion remains the same — that Spider-Man would have had an encounter with the Venom symbiote.
It’s easy to see why this concept was considered. With the inclusion of Tom Hardy’s Venom in a mid-credits scene as well as Marvel and Sony’s further push to connect their respective Spider-Man universes in recent years, it felt like only a matter of time before these worlds collide. With everything going on in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” it probably wouldn’t have been the best place to include this plotline, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the concept make a return in Marvel’s fourth Spider-Man venture.