Venom is one of Spider-Man's most iconic enemies, and until today it was unclear if they'd ever cross paths again following their last meeting in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. However, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige seems optimistic the two will face off again in the future.
Speaking to CinemaBlend during a press junket for Spider-Man: Far From Home, Feige replied to a question about a Venom/Spider-Man crossover by saying, "I think probably it's up to Sony. Sony has both those characters and, has Venom in their world. I don't know what their plans are for another Venom or if they’re doing that. But it seems likely at some point."
The outlet did not report if Feige commented on whether he thought film would be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters. Feige's statements seem at odds with a previous rumor indicating Sony is pushing to have Tom Hardy's Venom in the sequel to Far From Home.
Hardy previously said he wants his Venom to cross over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has also said he wants to take on Venom. Despite the hopes of both actors, there's no indication such a crossover will happen anytime soon. However, if Venom does enter the MCU, that might have major ramifications for Sony's spinoff film universe, which will get a new installment next year in the form of Morbius. There are also plans for a currently-untitled sequel to Venom for release in 2020 and films focused on other Spider-Man characters.
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.