Sony and Marvel create Venom MCU confusion. Relationship status: it’s complicated

MCU Spider-Man Venom

Just when we thought the confusion over Spider-Man’s inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe couldn’t get any worse, Spider-Man: Homecoming producer, Amy Pascal and Marvel’s Kevin Feige, have contradicted each other about Spider-Man villain Venom’s involvement in Homecoming and the MCU.

Sony and Marvel’s creative partnership was a huge announcement. It meant that Spider-Man would join the MCU, which saw Tom Holland’s Spider-Man drop into Captain America: Civil War. As part of the partnership, Spider-Man would be shared between the studios. However, Spider-Man: Homecoming would be a part of both worlds.

Sony is attempting to recreate Marvel’s winning formula by creating its own Marvel Universe. Venom (starring Tom Hardy in the lead role) and Silver & Black stand-alone films have been announced. Marvel CEO Kevin Feige had made it pretty clear that Venom will not be included in the MCU.

“no plans to include [Venom] in the MCU right now,” Feige said in an interview with AlloCiné.“That is Sony’s project.”

Homecoming director, Jon Watts, shared Fiege’s sentiments with Fandango saying, “It’s not connected, so there’s not that overlap.”

However, Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal has contradicted earlier comments by saying that the Venom, and Silver & Cat, movies will, “be adjuncts to it [Spider-Man], there may be different locations, but they will all still be in the same world. And they will be connected to each other as well.”

Pascal was asked whether Tom Holland’s Spider-man could appear in the upcoming spin-offs, she replied, “There’s a chance.”

It should be no surprise that this caught fans off guard. This announcement has raised more questions about the partnership between Marvel and Sony, but despite the confusion, fans have made the best of the situation by turning Kevin Feige’s reaction to the announcement into a meme.

I imagine we will get further clarification from Sony and/or Marvel soon, so, stay tuned.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 6th in Australia, and July 7th in The United States.

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