Ever since the Venom movie was announced, fans everywhere were wondering if Spider-Man would make an appearance and if it’s part of the MCU. Spidey is an integral part of Venom’s character after all, since the symbiote first bonded with the wallcrawler, before going to Eddie Brock. Tom Holland, the young actor playing as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the movie, has commented on the possibility of him appearing in the spinoff.
Unfortunately, the comment might not please fans, as Holland has stated that he can’t be in the film, since Spider-Man is a part of the MCU, according to Collider. This seems to align with Kevin Feige’s previous statement about Venom not being in the film’s universe, despite Sony executives contradicting him. It seems like we won’t be seeing the hulking brute in a Spider-Man film anytime soon, which is disappointing.
Considering how the Venom movie has a huge leading man in Tom Hardy, it’s surprising to see the restraint Marvel has to add the villain to the universe. Then again, Venom’s film history isn’t too great, appearing in the much maligned Spider-Man 3 as one of the movie’s many villains. It will be interesting to see if the film’s reception changes anyone’s minds, but for now, it’s safe to assume that Venom isn’t in the MCU.
Despite the lack of Venom in the movies, the character did recently become a big part of Marvel Legacy. His title was the first to revert to it’s original numbering at 150, something a number of comics will be doing after the oversized Marvel Legacy one-shot in September. The comic also has Eddie Brock back in the black suit, after former bully and Spider-Man Homecoming supporting character Flash Thompson held on to it.
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be showing in cinemas this week, starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton and more. The Venom movie is slated for a 2018 release.