It’s no secret that Sony has long wanted to launch a “Spidey-verse”, and despite striking a deal with Marvel Studios for the use of Spider-Man in the MCU, with films such as; the Avengers and the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and its sequels. They’re planning to put their Spidey rights to good use; with or without the web crawler and, without Marvel studios.
Next year sees the release of an animated Spider-Man movie, focusing on Miles Morales, and last month, sony announced Venom and Silver & Black, the latter featuring the characters of Silver Sable and Black Cat.
As Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is cemented firmly in the MCU, there had been some speculation, as to where these films would take place.
Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige told AlloCine:
“For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony project.”
Many had assumed Venom would take place in a separate universe, but Keige’s answer does throw up other questions, such as; How will Venom’s origin be told without Spider-Man? If Tom Holland’s Spider-Man isn’t involved, will Sony cast a different Spider-Man? Are they building to a Spidey-Verse that features Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield?
Venom is set for release on October 2018.