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Sony's Spider-Man Spinoffs Will Remain Standalone Films

Sony's upcoming Spider-Man spinoff films will remain separate from those of Tom Holland in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for now.

Amy Pascal, who produced Spider-Man: Homecoming, the Oscar-winning Into the Spider-Verse and the upcoming Far From Home, spoke with Screen Rant about the spinoffs while on a press tour for the latter's release. In response to a question regarding tying the Sony films into the MCU, she replied, "The most important thing is that each of these movies can stand on their own. So I think the first thing for us to think about is: Venom has to stand on its own, Far From Home has to stand on its own, Spider-Verse has to stand on its own. They all have to be great movies themselves. And then the possibilities are endless."

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A lot of fans have hoped to see Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock/Venom and Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man interact. Rumors in May claimed Sony was attempting to to get Venom into Marvel Studios' third Spider-Man film. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige later said the decision to have Spider-Man and Venom crossover was in Sony's hands.

Regardless of if his character appears in the MCU, Hardy will return in Venom 2 in 2020. Before that, Jared Leto will star as the titular vampire in a solo Morbius film. Sony is also looking into movies centered around Kraven the Hunter, Silver Sable and Black Cat.

Pascal addressed the possibilities for future Sony Spider-Man films, saying, "That’s the thing about the Spidey universe. There are so many characters; we haven’t even scratched the surface of it. I’m always getting calls from Dan Slott saying, 'But you haven’t done this one yet! You haven’t done that one yet!'"

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Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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