When Sony originally announced the Venom film, fans were riled up—how can someone make a Venom solo film without having Spider-Man involved in any capacity? It certainly goes against the very character the studio was adapting. Nonetheless, the studio pressed on.
In fact, audiences are just over two months away from the sequel for that 2018 film. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set to release on September 24, and this time, as the title hints, Cletus Cassidy's Carnage will be making his live-action debut—still without any Spider-Man to be heard of.
Even though two films have now been made, fans are still wondering if Spider-Man will ever be a part of that world. With all the Spider-Man: No Way Home multiverse rumors, it's hard not to think that something like that may be in the cards in the near future.
Well now, even Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has weighed in on the potential of seeing the famous symbiote crossover.
VENOM IN THE MCU
In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige commented on whether Sony's Venom could join the MCU in the future. Feige replied with a vague, but intriguing answer: "I wouldn't dismiss anything."
“I don’t want to obviously talk about rumors or speculation on what could happen and what couldn’t happen as it relates to any characters that Marvel Studios hasn’t brought to the screen yet. But I will say what I’ve always said, which is having been with Marvel for 20 years I wouldn’t dismiss anything. I wouldn’t rule anything out completely. When and how and where remains to be seen. Any rumor that you read online could happen anytime between tomorrow and never.”
TOM HOLLAND, MEET VENOM
At this point, one might question if it's better for Sony's Venom to crossover, or for Sony to allow the MCU to re-adapt one of Spidey's biggest foes in Venom, and even Carnage at this point. After all, if it is true that Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire are showing up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, then who's to say that one of them can't go back to full-time Spider-Man duty for Sony's universe.
Fans will have to wait until December 17 to see if any of those rumors will pan out. Either way, fans likely shouldn't expect a Venom crossover anytime soon. If it does happen in a hypothetical future, it probably wouldn't be for a good while—after all, Tom Holland may have plenty of other multiversal villains to attend to.
Sony doesn't seem to want to wait either. The studio is going full steam ahead on a solo adventure focusing on Kraven the Hunter, and you guessed it, Spider-Man will not be involved, much like Venom. Don't forget that fans will also have Morbius in January next year—which is unfortunate on an entirely different level, seeing as Blade is happening.