In an interview with news site FilmStarts, Spider-Man: Homecoming executive producer Amy Pascal seemingly confirmed that Sony’s Venom and Silver & Black movies will incorporate with the world Marvel is setting up for Peter Parker. If you recall, Sony recently confirmed that a standalone Venom movie would be produced and released in late 2018, and during that time Homecoming director Kevin Feige stated there were no plans to incorporate Sony’s character and Marvel’s Spidey into the same universe. At least according to Pascal, it looks like this has changed.
“Those movies will all take place in the world that we are now creating for Peter Parker,” said Pascal. “They’ll be adjuncts to it, they may be different locations, but they will be all in the same world and they will be connected to each other as well.”
The internet, like it should, is making fun of Feige’s reactions to Pascal’s statements during the interview, signaling this news maybe shouldn’t have been shared just yet. But now that we know this information, the question rises: how will this all play out?
Pascal notes that these movies are “adjuncts” to each other, therefore indicating Marvel’s Spider-Man and Sony’s Venom won’t exactly be down the street from each other. However, the same world that Marvel is setting up for Peter will be used for Venom, Silver, and Black, whether that means incorporating the Avengers or not. Presumably, Marvel’s Spidey will simply be used to fill in the blanks where the web-slinger would normally sit in during Sony’s films, but this remains unclear. What I would take away from this, in a nutshell, is Sony might borrow Tom Holland to act as Spider-Man for Sony’s projects. It’ll then be up to Marvel to incorporate the story lines so they make sense.
While details remain extremely scarce at this point, one thing is for sure: Venom and Spider-Man will someday come face to face. We don’t know when and we don’t know how, but it’ll happen. We’ll just have to keep our eyes peeled.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7th.