Spider-Man Will Not Appear In “Venom”

If he hasn’t made it clear already, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige made it very plain on the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” world premiere red carpet that Spider-Man will NOT be appearing in Sony’s upcoming “Venom” movie.

Asked that question directly by Variety, he responded: “No. No, I think the folks there are making a great ‘Venom’ movie and I don’t know much about it, but I know they’re off to a good start with Tom Hardy.”

Separately, producer Amy Pascal tells Fandom that the hiring of “Zombieland” helmer Ruben Fleischer should give us an indication of the tone of the planned “Venom” film:

“Well, Ruben is a very talented, ironic, funny guy. He did a great job with Zombieland, so when you think of that mixed with Venom, I think that tells you what it should be.”

She also tried to clear up the confusion over the MCU connections of the film and the other “Spider-Man” spin-offs in the works at Sony:

“First, there is Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be which is in the Marvel Universe. I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, the tentpole, the signature and… the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this [MCU] Spider-Man, take place in this [separate Sony] world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.”

Pascal also confirmed that events in the direct sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will kick off minutes after the events in the fourth “Avengers” film.