Once the dust settled from Sony’s landmark announcement involving its own Marvel Universe, question marks were raised as to whether Ruben Fleischer’s Venom movie would stand on its own two feet or, similarly to Spider-Man: Homecoming, be folded into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Or, in the words of Sony chief Amy Pascal, be an “adjunct” to the MCU.
Those burning questions continued to echo around the four corners of the Internet for a number of weeks, and the muddled rhetoric from both Marvel and Sony – specifically Kevin Feige and Pascal – only exacerbated an already confusing situation. This past weekend brought some clarity, though, after representatives from Marvel and Sony’s camps went on record once again, this time to confirm that Venom and its embryonic brethren (see: Black Cat and Silver Sable) will stand on their own independent of the MCU.
Still with us? After much back-and-forth, it seems that both parties are finally signing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to Venom, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the two distinct cinematic universes to which they belong. But that hasn’t stopped a handful of actors from dreaming up an ideal scenario that would allow for some form of a crossover.
Last week at the NYC press junket, Screen Rant caught up with the so-hot-right-now Tom Holland in anticipation of Homecoming‘s release in two weeks’ time, where the actor revealed his desire to share the screen with Tom Hardy’s Venom.
That’s something that’s not up to me, I am the MCU’s Spider-Man, I exist in a world with the Avengers. If Venom exists in that world, I don’t really know the answer to that question. I don’t think he does. But yeah, any opportunity to work with Tom Hardy, I’d jump to it.
Spider-Man: Homecoming kicks off a whole new trilogy of standalone Spidey movies on July 7th, while we understand Ruben Fleischer and Tom Hardy will begin filming Venom in September ahead of its own release in October of 2018.
Source: Screen Rant