It's only a matter of time before Tom Hardy's Venom and Tom Holland's Spider-Man share the screen together, according to Venom director Ruben Fleischer.
"That’s where it’s all going to lead," Fleischer explained. "And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom … in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other."
Both Venom and Spider-Man are set to receive follow-up films in the coming years, though it hasn't been confirmed whether we'll ever see these versions of the characters meet on-screen. Holland was rumored to have filmed a cameo scene for Venom before Marvel Studios made Sony remove it from the final product.
Fleischer won't be returning to direct the sequel to Venom, as Andy Serkis has been confirmed to helm the project. The film is said to be releasing in October 2020 and will show the return of Hardy as Venom and Woody Harrelson as Carnage.
Ruben Fleischer is directing the upcoming Zombieland sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin, and it arrives in theaters Oct. 18.