With the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming just a few short months away, Sony has decided to push forward with its plans for a Spider-Man extended universe, announcing spinoff movies for Venom and Black Cat and Silver Sable.
While it’s thought that both movies will have no ties to Spider-Man: Homecoming and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Variety caught up with the wall-crawler himself Tom Holland at CinemaCon, and asked the young actor whether he’d have any interest in appearing in either of the projects:
“I have no idea,” said Holland. “I haven’t read a script. I haven’t seen any sort of concept art, so that would be something I would decide on when I see material.”
It remains to be seen what Sony is planning with this Spider-Universe, although if the rumours that Spider-Man could break from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the Homecoming sequel are true, then you’d have to imagine that the studio would want to involve the web-slinger at some point in the future.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Tom Holland and Marisa Tomei reprising their roles from Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Aunt May, alongside Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton (Birdman), Michael Barbieri (Little Men), Zendaya (K.C. Undercover), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Donald Glover (Community), Laura Harrier (One Life to Live), Kenneth Choi (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Isabella Amara (The Boss), Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. (Graceland), JJ Totah (Glee), Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Selenis Leyva (Orange Is the New Black), Bokeem Woodbine (Riddick), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Garcelle Beauvais (Hollywood Today Live), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets), Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black), Jona Xiao (Halt and Catch Fire) and Martha Kelly (Baskets). The film is set for release on July 7th.