So I’ve been thinking about that “secret” Donny Cates had claimed was in Venom #1 (https://www.cbr.com/venom-1-donny-cates-secret-thing/).
I’m wondering if Cates and Stegman had always planned for Eddie Brock to become Knull.
I know… I know…
But here is why I wonder:
- Venom #1, Page 5, Panel 2 (with Eddie looking at himself in the mirror the bubble says, “It’s like it’s losing its mind.” In the panel, Eddie’s reflection looks menacing. To me, I think his reflection kinda looks like Knull.
- Absolute Carnage #1 (Second Chapter is called “The God Son”). I think this is a reference to Dylan. Dylan could be considered a son of God “Knull.” He is also Eddie’s son. It would be interesting if the reference re-enforced the notion that Eddie == God.
- Time Travel. We already have seen time travel in Silver Surfer Black. It could be argued that Eddie eventually becomes Knull and somehow is cast back into the beginning of time where he awakens without memory (as seen in Venom #4).
In any case, Cates has said that the secret will never be revealed. But it would be interesting if Cates and Stegman had always planned for Eddie to become Knull and have been planting the seeds–while still allowing for that story to be told in the distant future.
I know, it’s a stretch. But I thought it would be a fun theory–especially since it means Eddie essentially went from villian to hero to villian again.