Unfortunately, whether or not Spider-Man will indeed be swinging by Ruben Fleischer’s Venom is as up in the air as ever. That said, even if the eponymous web-head does unexpectedly drop in, it likely won’t be the “friendly neighborhood” version we’re all used to. After all, Holland’s twenty-something web-slinger just doesn’t fit the bill. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped the fandom from envisioning what Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock locked in battle with the current portrayer of Peter Parker could look like.
At the beginning of the month, a delectable piece of fan art – or so it would appear to Venom – depicting the cantankerous Klyntar administering a chokehold onto the Iron Spider exploded online. Far-fetched, if nothing else, the image spurred on a new fan theory in which a Redditor theorized that Andrew Garfield could feasibly reprise his role as Peter Parker, seeing as the thirty-four-year-old actor would fit in much “better with the new Venom film.”
Regardless, apparently feasibility isn’t something the Holland fanbase is concerned with, as you’ll see below. Instagram user Spdrmnkyxxiii posted an updated version of his piece of fan art in which the iconic white encrusted spider symbol is applied to the back of Hardy’s symbiote, and Holland’s Spider-Man has taken the proverbial place of the “turd in the wind.”
The latest intel on the situation, at least according to director Ruben Fleischer, is that the titular web-head will not be apart of Venom. Although, seeing as Tom Hardy did give Holland quite a tongue lashing at SDCC last month, I suppose anything’s possible. Hell, even Fleischer himself has teased that it might just become a reality one day.
Until then, though, we’ll just have to make due with creative fan art. Which, by the way, is totally fine with us.