When Sony first announced its slate of new movies based on Spider-Man characters – beginning with this fall’s Venom – it was initially said that the films would be separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spidey. There have been back-and-forth comments on whether or not that’s true, while Sony was reportedly interested in bringing Tom Holland’s Web-Slinger into these films. Well, a new rumor suggests that’s happening.
Director and Collider Movie Talk host Jon Schnepp said on this week’s episode that Spider-Man is definitely going to appear in Venom, which won’t be as separate from the MCU as we’ve been led to believe. “All I’m sayin’ is Spider-Man, and I’m talkin’ about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, is gonna be in Venom.” It’s unclear if this is just a cameo (maybe post-credits?) or if Spidey has a bigger role in the movie itself. Schnepp and the other hosts talk about it in the first couple minutes of the episode, which you can watch below.
It makes more sense than not to have Spidey play some sort of role in Venom. After all, the character has very close ties to Eddie Brock and the Symbiote’s origin in the comics. And some fans would surely be alienated by drastically altering the source material.
But this move would not only confirm Venom‘s place in the MCU, but if the movie keeps its rumored R-rating, then that would make any crossover….interesting. Then again, Marvel may adopt R-rated movies with Deadpool and Disney’s Fox pending acquisition anyways, so who knows.
Venom is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018. The first installment of Sony’s Marvel Universe stars Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Reid Scott, Scott Haze, and Woody Harrelson. Ruben Fleischer directs from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.
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