You can never really trust any comments that these big studio heads make, can you?
Let’s backtrack. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had previously confirmed that Spider-Man: Homecoming would not have anything to do with the films that Sony is producing separately for their studio (Venom, Silver & Black, etc). Of course we all believed that to be true. However, it looks like that may not be the case.
In a recent interview with Filmstarts, Feige sat down with Amy Pascal (a producer over at Sony) to answer a few questions about their collaborative project. After a few things were said, Pascal spilled the beans on how the projects will actually be aligned in the same universe:
“Well, those movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker. They’ll all be adjuncts to it. They may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world. They will all be connected to each other as well.”
Then when asked if the characters would actually show up in each other’s films, Pascal had this to say:
“There’s a chance. There’s always a chance. I think one of the things that Kevin has done with Marvel that’s so brilliant is bringing the fans along and making each movie seem like a chapter in a book that you have to read in order to go forward, and I think the investment that the fans get to feel in being part of a larger story and understanding what’s happening is something that I know Sony would want to emulate.”
Of course, Feige didn’t look to happy that Amy was saying all of this during that interview, but it looks like the cat’s out of the bag.
It’s safe to say that many fans expected that this would happen at some point in time in some form or another, but now that it’s actually out in the air, it changes things for the Spidey universe – and the MCU – as we know it. You can watch the full interview here:
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Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7th, 2017