Ever since Sony announced that Ruben Fleischer would be directing Tom Hardy for the Venom movie, there has been a whirlwind go conflicting statements and information about the Spider-Man spinoffs supposed connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now Kevin Feige has attempted to clear up all of the rumors and reports that have been swirling around in an interview with JoBlo. After former Sony boss and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal said that Tom Holland could appear as the Wallcrawler in their movies, Keige seemed slightly taken aback.
“Right now, Spidey is in the MCU and it's just Spidey,” Feige said to JoBlo. “Civil War, Homecoming, we've already shot a lot of Tom Holland's scenes in the upcoming Avengers films, and we're just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 — we won't call it that, whatever it is — which is exciting because it'll be the first MCU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019. It'll be the way Civil War informed everything in Homecoming, those movies will launch him off into a very new cinematic universe at that point. Those five movies are [what] we're focusing on.”
Now, keep in mind that he didn’t really rule out plans for Holland to appear in Sony’s movies, nor did say that such a crossover could not happen. Plus there is the possibility that this is all a bit of misdirection on his part to maintain a huge surprise (like, say, a black Spider-Man costume popping up somewhere, perhaps?) from a future movie.
While Feige’s comments are unlikely to stop the rumor mill that continues to vigorously churn regarding Venom in the MCU, they shouldn’t be taken as a negative. He actually spoke positive about Sony’s attempts to make a movie focusing on one of Spider-Man’s most popular villain.
“They have rights to other characters, and I think they're being very smart in saying 'We have to make a great Venom movie.' They're off to a good start hiring Tom Hardy,” Feige said.
We’ll learn more after Spider-Man: Homecoming premieres in theaters July 7.
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