In a seemingly endless back and fourth between Sony and Marvel, Kevin Feige has came out and been a little more straight forward about Spider-Man’s involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A week or so ago, Kevin Feige had the following to say about Venom’s involvement in the MCU:
“For now, there is NO plan for Venom in the MCU. It’s a Sony Project.”
Sony Producer Amy Pascal then countered that and said the following:
“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.”
“There’s a chance. There’s always a chance.”
Now, in a new interview with JoBlo, Feige seemingly clarified what Pascal said:
“Right now, Spidey is in the MCU and it’s just Spidey. They have rights to other characters, and I think they’re being very smart in saying ‘We have to make a great Venom movie.’ They’re off to a good start hiring Tom Hardy.”
So maybe, someday, we will see Venom in the MCU. For now, though, we should all be thankful that we are seeing Spider-Man on screen with The Avengers. I’m not quite sure how and R-Rated Venom film with Carnage would fit into the PG-13 kid-friendly Marvel Universe, anyway.
It would be cool if they were at least connected “in theory” like the Marvel TV Universe, which Feige has also came out and said that there are no current plans to feature that in the movies:
“Maybe someday. No plans right now. Maybe someday, but we have a lot of characters in the MCU, and one of the things that is so special about those characters on the Netflix shows is their dynamic together. They are all combining to become The Defenders later this year and are doing their own thing.”
Let’s just hope they all continue to do their thing. Well, aside from Sony, of course. Let’s just hope they don’t mess this one up. An R-Rated Venom film with Carnage and Tom Hardy has all the potential in the world. MCU or not.