Sony's 'Venom' and 'Black Cat' Spinoffs Will Connect To 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 2:45PM
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Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 2:45PM
Sony's 'Venom' and 'Black Cat' Spinoffs Will Connect To 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'
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Since Sony still owns the movie rights to Spider-Man, their upcoming experiment with Marvel Studios to add the web-slinger to the MCU is being carefully watched by fans. Since otherwise, only Marvel Studios makes MCU movies, it was unclear what Sony's doing with their upcoming spinoff films Venom and Silver Sable/Black Cat.

The biggest guess was that Sony would simply make Spider-Man spinoffs without Spidey, but they might be negotiating another deal to let those spinoffs exist in the MCU - albeit, in their own quiet corner that only Tom Holland's Spider-Man might visit. Producer Amy Pascal opened the door for a Spider-Man: Homecoming connection in a recent interview:


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"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."
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Considering that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige (the other person in that interview, who looks confused by Pascal) has more explicitly stated that Venom will not be apart of the MCU, the word "adjuncts" might be the key to unraveling this confusing mess. As in, don't expect to see Tom Hardy's Venom in any Avengers film, but Spider-Man might show up in Sony's Venom film. Sony's movies would exist on the fringes in this case, not ever referencing any big Infinity War-esque events.

That honestly wouldn't be too difficult, since Marvel's other shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and their Netflix shows are already pretty separate from the films. If that's still complicated, then think about it in "movie studio" terms - Marvel Studios already has their movies and characters lined up, and Sony wants to get in on that in what little ways they can. 

Also, it's very possible that Sony just doesn't know exactly what they're doing yet. Considering they've rebooted Spidey three times in the past decade, that explanation actually makes the most sense here. We'll know soon enough.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7, 2017, while Venom is scheduled to come out October 5, 2018.

Via: io9
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