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Why Eddie Isn’t Liable For Venom’s Destruction Explained (There’s Precedent!)

An insurance lawyer explains why Eddie isn’t responsible for the destruction caused by Venom in the 2018 Marvel film, Venom. Venom follows a failed reporter named Eddie (Tom Hardy), who is bonded to an alien entity – one of many symbiotes that have invaded Earth. In a twist, the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it, with Eddie using its powers. The film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, and Reid Scott. 2018’s Venom was directed by Reuben Fleischer, with Andy Serkis stepping in to direct the sequel entry, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

In a video released by Vanity Fair, insurance lawyer and superhero enthusiast Stacey Giulianti broke down why Eddie isn’t responsible for Venom’s destruction in the film. Giulianti said that, due to Venom possessing Eddie’s mortal body, Eddie is not liable for the damage caused by his symbiote. He added that there is even precedent that can apply to the situation.

The cited precedent is a case involving Siamese-American conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker. Chang is said to have gotten in a bar fight and got pinned with a battery charge. The judge did not arrest the twins, though, because Eng had done nothing wrong. Check out Stacey Giulianti’s full analysis of Venom below.

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In Venom, Eddie and Venom are forced to coexist with one another, but by the end of the film, Eddie finally accepts his fate and future with the symbiote. In Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the two have a much better understanding of each other, but not before an emotional break-up between the two beings that sees Venom move out of Eddie and his home. After the rise of Carnage, Eddie apologizes to Venom, and the two team up to defeat the dangerous threat. Ultimately, Venom’s nature is what differentiates the symbiote from his evil counterparts, as he seeks a connection and acceptance from Eddie more than death or destruction.

Both enamored by Anne, Eddie and Venom eventually get over their differences for the greater good of humanity, which Venom had become comfortably engrossed in. Eddie had already acknowledged his bond with Venom with the infamous words, “We are Venom.” Of course, that didn’t initially fix their problems, but in Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Eddie takes things more seriously. He accepts that his life has permanently changed now that he is Venom’s host. He finally finds peace with his new reality, agreeing with Venom’s plan of becoming a superhero, which his alien companion receives with great excitement.

Venom 3 will complete the trilogy of films following the iconic comic character, but his presence should continue to be felt inside the MCU. Avengers: Secret Wars is set to conclude the Marvel multiverse saga, and there appears to be a good chance that Venom and Eddie make an appearance, as expectations for the film are that it will be a big place for cameos from Marvel characters who are not currently part of the interconnected MCU. After Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s post-credit scene, it seems likely that Spider-Man and Venom will, one day, be face-to-face inside the MCU, as well. Venom was a strange love story of sorts, but more carnage should be in store for the aspiring superhero.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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