When Sony announced that they will be making a solo Venom movie set outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most fans felt divided on the film. While an R-Rated Venom movie sounds amazing, the fact that it won’t feature Spider-Man or be set in the MCU makes for a pretty odd sounding Venom movie.
Tom Hardy was then cast in the main role, and it instantly brought credibility to the project.
Just recently, Kevin Feige and Sony’s Amy Pascal offered conflicting statements about Venom’s involvement in the MCU.
On one hand, Feige said it was totally separate from what they are doing:
“For now, there is NO plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”
Pascal then said this:
“Both movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker. I mean, they’ll be adjuncts to it, there may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world and they will be connected to each other.”
And even said there was a chance to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man:
“There’s a chance. There’s always a chance.”
Well now, Tom Rothman has confirmed a character that fans have been longing to see on the big screen forever – Carnage.
In a recent interview with THR, Rothman said the following:
“As for the expansion plans, Tom Hardy is starring in Venom, dated for Oct. 5, 2018, which will also feature the villain Carnage. A source says Holland is only contractually obligated to Spider-Man 2 and 3, but the intention is to bring him into the spinoffs and possibly other Marvel films (he is currently shooting Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War).”
So it turns out the Venom movie could actually be pretty cool. If Spider-Man were to appear also – that would be even better. But I find it hard to believe that he will – given that it’ll be a hard R-Rated film and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is still in high school.