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The Venom: Let There Be Carnage Scene That Gave Spider-Man Fans Deja-Vu

"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" is the latest entry in Sony Pictures' series of Spider-Man-inspired Marvel adaptations. The sequel to 2018's "Venom" is making headlines with its new villain, plenty of action, and a mind-bending mid-credits scene. It is also clearly making an impact on audiences as well. Although the critical reception is mixed, "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" has an audience score of 86% as of this writing, per Rotten Tomatoes. Furthermore, two days after its theatrical release, the movie has earned more than $90 million at the domestic box office (via The Numbers).

As was the case with the first film, moviegoers have been eating up Tom Hardy's dual portrayal of journalist Eddie Brock and the bloodthirsty alien symbiote Venom, who inhabits his body. Their relationship continues to give off strong "Oscar and Felix in 'The Odd Couple'" vibes in the best — and most extreme — way possible. Fans have also connected with the sequel's story beats. Multiple users on the Marvel Studios Spoilers Reddit group are linking one particular scene to an infamously tragic moment from 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Additionally, the scene in question touches on one of the most iconic events in the Marvel Comics Spider-Man canon.

One Venom 2 scene hearkens back this tragic Gwen Stacy moment

Spoilers ahead for "Venom: Let There Be Carnage"

In the third act of "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," the movie goes into overdrive when Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) and Venom are engaged in a fight to the death with escaped killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) and the Carnage symbiote residing within him. The epic battle takes place in a cathedral and the stakes are high for the human protagonist and his alien friend. Why? Because Eddie's former fiancée, Anne Weying (Michelle Williams), has been captured by the Kasady/Carnage creature. 

At one point in the fight, Anne is hanging on for dear life as her body dangles from the highest recesses of the church. Several Redditors, like u/Phantom_Jedi, noticed the similarities between this scene and the climax of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." In that intense scene, Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man battles it out with Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) while Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is left hanging onto a length of Spider-Man's web high above the ground in a clock tower. Tragically, Gwen loses her grip, and Spider-Man attempts to save her using a web strand. However, the force of the web stopping Gwen from falling breaks her neck and leads to her untimely death.

The Gwen Stacy character died in a similar fashion in 1973's The Amazing Spider-Man No. 121 (via Marvel). It's an all-time-great comic book death and, without question, one of Spidey's defining moments. Commenters on u/Phantom_Jedi's thread on the Marvel Studio Spoilers Reddit also note the villainess Shriek's (Naomie Harris) fall in "Let There Be Carnage" also mirrors Gwen's demise. One Redditor noted the shot was "framed very similarly to Gwen Stacy's fall."