Although Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed Spider-Man won’t appear in Sony’s Venom movie, there remains a possibility the two comic book foes could meet again on screen, eventually.
Just as Feige insisted “We never say never,” Sony producer Amy Pascal won’t close the door on a potential crossover, perhaps sometime down the road.
“Venom is a character that is closely associated with Spidey and there may be some day where you see them together,” Pascal, the former chair of Sony Pictures, told Fandom. “You never know.”
Sony’s planned “shared continuity” that would include Venom, Silver & Black and, possibly, films featuring Spider-Man foes Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, occupy a complicated space, as far as cinematic universe go. Thanks to a co-production agreement between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, Spider-Man: Homecoming is set firmly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hence the presence of Iron Man and references to the Avengers. The other Sony films will technically take place in that same world, but because of rights issues won’t feature any appearances by, or references to, any Marvel-controlled properties.
As Pascal put it, “Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be, which is in the Marvel Universe. I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, the tentpole, the signature, and … the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this [MCU] Spider-Man, take place in this [separate Sony] world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.”
Arriving July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. Starring Tom Hardy, Venom is targeted for release on Oct. 5, 2018.
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