Amy Pascal has clarified comments from last week about how Sony-owned Spider-Man affiliated characters fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pascal was captured on video, alongside Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, as indicating that the upcoming “Venom” and “Black and Silver” films are a part of the MCU in the same way next week’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is.
Fandango managing editor Erik Davis spoke to Pascal this morning and she told the outlet that she’s keen to set the record straight. Davis tweeted:
“FYI: Just spoke w/ Amy Pascal & Kevin Feige who clarified that Venom, Black Cat, etc are in the Marvel comics universe but not the MCU. Pascal said she was itching to clarify that after the story this week. Those other movies will not take place in the MCU.”
Feige has consistently stated from the get go that none of the other “Spider-Man” spinoff films will be taking place in the MCU. He re-affirmed that this weekend to JoBlo:
“Right now, Spidey is in the MCU and it’s just Spidey. Civil War, Homecoming, we’ve already shot a lot of Tom Holland’s scenes in the upcoming Avengers films, and we’re just starting to solidify our plans for Homecoming 2 – we won’t call it that, whatever it is – which is exciting because it’ll be the first MCU movie after untitled Avengers in 2019. It’ll be the way Civil War informed everything in Homecoming, those movies will launch him off into a very new cinematic universe at that point. Those five movies are what we’re focusing on.”
The obvious way around the issue would be to use a different Spider-Man, ala Miles Morales, for the “Venom” and “Black and Silver” films. Morales is already coming to screens with the animated “Spider-Man” film due late 2018.