After it was announced that a Venom movie is on Sony’s future movie slate, many fans wondered, given the recent deal struck by Marvel and Sony, if it would be a part of the MCU. Now, in an interview with Fandango, Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts revealed that the Venom film will take place outside of the MCU. When asked if it was connected, Watts replied with the following…
“It’s not. It’s not connected to the Marvel world, so that’s really intriguing… what that will be. I don’t know anything about it. It’s not connected, so there’s not that overlap. I’m only focused on my movie right now.”
No doubt that this is a bittersweet conclusion. One half of the fandom will rejoice in the fact that Venom is not involved in the MCU as this means that Sony has the freedom to make it R-rated. The other half of the fandom will be saddened as the fact that it is unlikely that they will see Tom Holland face off against the symbiotic villain. This also opens up the door for a Miles Morales Spider-Man to finally hit the big screen.
We still don’t know whether the movie will focus on Eddie Brock, who was the focus of Spider-Man 3 in 2007, or Flash Thompson. Given that Tony Revolori will be playing Flash Thompson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, it seems more likely that Eddie Brock will be the main character in the Venom movie.
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