Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has stated that Spider-Man won’t be showing up in Sony’s Venom solo movie.
Many have been hoping to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man collide with Tom Hardy’s Venom when the solo movie arrives next year (including Tom Holland himself), and have been speculating on the possibility.
However, speaking with Variety at the premier of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Feige has now put such speculation to the bed, answering with a prompt “No” when asked the question. He then added, “No, I think the folks there are making a great Venom movie and I don’t know much about it, but I know they’re off to a good start with Tom Hardy.”
— Variety (@Variety) June 29, 2017
Tom Hardy was recently announced as the classic Spidey villain, and we also know that Ruben Fleischer will be directing the picture which is due for release in 2018.
There has been a lot of discussion and confusion as to the link between Sony’s Spider-Man spinoffs and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with producer Amy Pascal revealing most recently that the spinoffs will take place “in the same reality” as Spider-Man: Homecoming, but separate from the MCU itself.
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, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Chris Evans as Captain America. New additions to the cast include Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly, Michael Barbieri, Abraham Attah, Hannibal Buress, Kenneth Choi, Angourie Rice, Michael Chernus, Michael Mando, Logan Marshall-Green and Jennifer Connelly.