In an interview with IGN, Venom: Let there be Carnage director Andy Serkis was questioned about a possible crossover between Spider-Man and Venom in cinemas, and he confirmed that it would take place. “Look, that’s the burning question on everyone’s mind. They want to know if Venom will track down Spider-Man, but in my opinion, that will never happen. I’m just kidding. Of course it’ll happen. ” Andy Serkis talks calmly on the topic, knowing that an encounter between the characters is unavoidable and, without a doubt, part of Sony’s Marvel Universe ambitions.
Despite this, the filmmaker emphasizes that the Venom/Spider-Man crossover event should not be rushed, since viewers would miss the possibly richest trip to get there: “Look, it all depends on when you want to be there and how hungry you are. If you go directly into Spider-Man if you want more Venom stories, you could be missing out on so many excellent supervillains right now. So, in a way, running into it may be closing the door,” he explained.
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Sony’s Marvel Universe began with Venom (2018), starring Tom Hardy – which will now be followed by Venom: Time of Carnage in 2021 – and the next flicks are Morbius, starring Jared Leto, planned for 2022, and Kraven the Huntsman, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, set for 2023. That is, a slew of Spider-Man enemies are gearing up.
Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is having difficulties adjusting to life with the symbiote Venom in Venom: Let there be Carnage, which takes place a year after the events of the previous film. Eddie seeks to re-establish himself as a journalist by interviewing serial murderer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson), who also holds a symbiote called Carnage and escapes from jail when his execution is botched.
In terms of Spider-Man, Sony and Disney agreed for the character to be a part of the Marvel Cinematographic Universe, in which Tom Holland has appeared in five films so far, with Spider-Man: No Return to Home being his sixth appearance in the MCU – and also the final solo film of Tom Holland’s current contract with Disney. We don’t know what will happen, but they may renew their deal for future films, or this could be the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leaving it open for Sony’s Marvel Universe. There’s also a chance that Spider-Man 3 may interact with the Marvel movies on Sony, implying potential character crossovers.
In Spider-Man: No Return Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) must deal with the ramifications of the Daily Bugle story revealing his spider identity. Parker, unable to separate his everyday life from the adventures of being a superhero, requests that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) erase his actual identity. However, the spell does not go as intended, and the crisis worsens, forcing him to learn what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Venom: Let there be Carnage will be released in theaters on October 7, while Spider-Man: No Return Home will be released on December 16th.