Venom won’t be a part of the MCU
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the start of an entirely new trilogy, actor Tom Holland confirmed during an interview yesterday.
Holland spoke to AlloCiné about Homecoming when he was asked about the future of the franchise. Holland previously confirmed that he had signed on for additional Marvel movies, including two more Spider-Man titles, but in the new interview, Holland affirmed that they would belong to one trilogy.
“It’s going to be an exciting couple of movies,” Holland said. “Yeah, there’ll be Spider-Man 2 and 3. It won’t be Homecoming 2 and 3.”
The next stand-alone Spider-Man movie is set for July 5th, 2019, but Holland’s next appearance in a Marvel movie will be Avengers: Infinity War.
Although Spider-Man: Homecoming marks Peter Parker’s debut feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s also technically a Sony movie. Sony announced last month it has plans to launch its own Marvel universe based on Spider-Man characters it owns the rights to. Following Homecoming the next film in Sony’s lineup is Venom, which will star Tom Hardy as the titular villain.
Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige recently confirmed that while Homecoming is a shared project for Marvel and Sony, Venom would not be part of the MCU.
“For now, there is no plan for Venom in the MCU," Feige told AlloCiné. "It’s a Sony project.”
Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7.
Source: Polygon – Full