For the past 10 years Marvel has perfectly crafted a universe connecting many of its most popular heroes. The studio even finally made a deal with Sony to get Spider-Man in the MCU.
However, just as everyone was revving up for the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony muddied the waters with its announcement of a planned Venom universe that also features other Spidey character Silver Sable, Black Cat, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.
Suddenly fans were wondering what this meant for the MCU’s Peter Parker.
At the Spider-Man: Homecoming world premiere, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had a definitive answer to the question of whether or not Tom Holland would appear in the Venom films as Spider-Man.
“No, I think they’re focusing on making a great Venom movie, and I don’t know much about it, but I know they’re off to a good start with Tom Hardy,” Feige told Variety.
So it’s settled, the MCU Spider-Man will not be a part of Sony’s Venom universe.
As for Spider-Man himself, Holland would like to work with Hardy but understands that it’s not in the cards.
“The Venom movie takes place in a different universe,” he said. “I have no plans to show up in those movies any time soon. But you know, things change! We’ll have to wait and see.”
Starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Laura Harrier, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming flies into theaters July 7.
Venom starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock is scheduled to open October 5, 2018
Source: Comic Book Resources