The parameters of the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures that led to Spider-Man: Homecoming have left fans with a lot of questions related to the planned Venom movie. We now have a definitive answer to the biggest one: whether Tom Holland's wall-crawler will appear in the Sony spinoff.
“No,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told Variety Wednesday at the world premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming in Hollywood. “No, I think they're focusing on making a great Venom movie, and I don’t know much about it, but I know they’re off to a good start with Tom Hardy.”
— Variety (@Variety) June 29, 2017
Sony has announced Venom, directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), and Silver and Black, featuring longtime Spider-Man supporting players Silver Sable and Black Cat, that will exist in a shared continuity separate from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (movies featuring the villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio are reportedly also in development). That's left many to wonder whether Spider-Man would at least make a cameo in those spinoffs, or if they can successfully exist without the web-slinger.
“The Venom movie takes place in a different universe,” he said, “so I have no plans to show up in those movies any time soon. But you know, things change! We’ll have to wait and see.”
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as the Vulture, in addition to Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. The film swings into theaters on July 7. Venom arrives Oct. 5, 2018.