In recent months Sony have been making plans to have their own off-shoot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These projects including an R-Rated Venom spin-off starring Tom Hardy as well as a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood were going to be based off the Spider-Man franchise but would have no connection to Tom Holland’s Marvel Studios interpretation.
However, as the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming approaches and Marvel and Sony are on the press-tour, Sony Producer Amy Pascal has opened up about these future spin-offs and has confirmed that they WILL be connected to the MCU. The interview (courtesy of FilmStarts) can be viewed below;
“Spider-Man: Homecoming”-Produzentin Amy Pascal über die Verbindung zu “Venom” und “Silver Sable And Black Cat” (FILMSTARTS-Original)
“It will all take place in the world we are now creating for Peter Parker. It’ll be adjunct to it, it may be different locations, but it will all still be in the same world and they will be connected to each other as well.”
It’s also worth noting that in this interview, the head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is sat right next to Pascal as she elaborates on the details so this isn’t just Sony going rogue and making plans without Marvel/Kevin’s approval. Also, when asked whether or not Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will make appearances in these spin-off movies, Pascal responded with;
“There’s a chance. There’s always a chance.”
It’s currently unclear just what has changed between Marvel and Sony to allow these films to happen with their involvement, but as Spider-Man: Homecoming is just around the corner we’re sure more news will be made available over the next few days and weeks. But the idea of Tom Hardy playing a main villain in an MCU movie as Venom might justify the whole enterprise all on its own for many people.
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