Sony are continuing their SpiderVerse plans, which will kick off fully next year with Ruben Fleischer’s Venom starring Tom Hardy, and development is in place for Silver & Black. If rumours are to be believed, it won’t just be Black Cat and Silver Sable in the movie as it will also feature other Spider-Man characters like Jessica Drew.
In a new article from The Hollywood Reporter, it’s noted that Venom will feature Carnage as the main villain and – contrary to other reports – could feature Tom Holland as Spider-Man.
The report also says Sony are planning on expanding their SpiderVerse further by having spin-off movies for classic villains Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter before potentially pulling them together for The Sinister Six.
This was always Sony’s plan when they launched the Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic Universe, with Daredevil showrunner Drew Goddard writing and directing, only this time they plan to introduce them individually rather than launching straight into the ensemble outing.
Sony will also be making Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 with Marvel Studios, with Spidey appearing in other MCU films like Avengers: Infinity War.
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), Jacob Batalon (North Woods), 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 5th in the UK and July 7th in the States.