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."
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!'"
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.