When it was announced that a Venom film would be hitting the big screen and it wouldn’t include Spider-Man it was met with deserved hesitation. The 2 characters are so intrinsically linked and it seemed odd to have Venom debut all by himself. Despite average reviews at best, the film was a remarkable success at the box office, finishing as the seventh highest-grossing film of 2018 with over $855 million worldwide. But fans still want to see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man appearing alongside Tom Hardy’s Venom.
Whilst speaking with Cinema Blend during the Spider-Man: Far From Home press junket, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said it “seems likely at some point” that Venom and Spider-Man would come face to face, but admitted it is not up to him as the characters still belong to Sony.
“It think probably it’s up to Sony. Sony has both those characters and, has Venom in their world, I don’t know what their plans are for another Venom or if they’re even doing that. But it seems likely at some point.”
Sony still has the film rights to Spider-Man and all the related characters, but after a flopped attempt to build their own Spider-Man universe through The Amazing Spider-Man films, a deal was made with Marvel in 2015 that would allow the web-slinger to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It perhaps seems inevitable that Spider-Man has to at some point come across Venom, but it could lead to a lot of confusion. If Tom Holland’s Spider-Man were to appear in a Venom-related Sony film, wouldn’t that mean that Venom is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe too despite his debut film being a Sony film and not Marvel Studios?