‘Spider-Man’ Producer Confirms Sony’s Venom Movie is Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
When a film based on the Spider-Man villain Venom was announced by Sony earlier this year, the news was met with both praise and skepticism from the movie-watching audiences. Questions stemmed from whether or not the Venom movie would be part of the same extended movie universe inhabited by The Avengers, and more appropriately Spider-Man, as Tom Holland’s version of the webhead makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe later this summer.
When the news broke that Tom Hardy was cast in the Venom movie, it looked as though the Sony project would indeed be separate from the main Marvel canon, to the disappointment of Spidey fans everywhere. Now it seems everyone may have spoke too soon, as Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal, alongside Marvel boss Kevin Feige, claims that the horrific villain will definately be included in the MCU, just not in the most obvious of ways.
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“Those movies will now take place in the world we’re creating for Peter Parker. They’ll be adjunct to it, they may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world and they will be connected to each other”
When asked about whether or not the Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man could show up in the upcoming Venom, or in any future Sony offerings, Pascal admitted that there’s definately “a chance” it could happen. She went on to praise Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige for his ability to establish connections between so many movies, adding that that success is definately something Sony “would want to emulate.”
This news may bring a few happy tears Spider-Man fans’ eyes, as this means we may see the pair of Spider-foes duke it out on the big screen in the future. If Pascal’s claims are correct, it’s possible Venom may not be a part of the MCU in the way, say, Iron Man is, appearing in a majority of films. The villain may just be reserved for Spider-Man adventures, as has been the case in the comics, at least, most of the time. Still, I wouldn’t hold out for a Venom vs. Thor movie any time soon, even though that’d be the greatest movie of all time. What do you think? Are you excited by the possibility that Venom will be part of the MCU? let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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