After the long back and forth between Sony and Marvel on the fate of Spider-Man’s cinematic future, it seems that Tom Holland’s Marvel Cinematic Universe iteration of the beloved wall-crawler will cross paths with Sony and Tom Hardy’s Venom at some point in time.
Speaking with Fandom, Venom director Ruben Fleischer said that plans are in the works for the iconic hero and anti-hero, who are veteran foes of one another in the comics, to see a crossover on-screen.
“That’s where it’s all going to lead,” said Fleischer. “That’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom… in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other.”
Both the Spider-Man and Venom film rights are owned by Sony (who bought them back in the 80s), but an agreement was made between Marvel and Sony for Spider-Man to feature in the Avengers and solo Spider-Man films which have been part of the MCU. So, it seems as though Marvel and Sony are once again discussing expanding their agreement to include Venom in the MCU, or Spider-Man in Sony’s universe, depending on how things pan out.
Venom producer Amy Pascal also previously confirmed that they have “big plans” for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to meet Venom. “I can say that we’ve had a fantastic partnership and you never know what’s going to happen.” Adding that: “We have a lot of stories to tell about Spider-Man, in every facet.” “We have big plans for Tom Holland to be a part of everything,” she said.
Venom 2 is currently scheduled to hit cinemas in 2020 and will feature legendary motion capture artist Andy Serkis (Planet of the Apes, Lord of the Rings, Avengers: Age of Ultron) as director, with Tom Hardy reprising his role of Eddie Brock/Venom.