Ever since the new Spider-Man deal was announced, fans have been wondering how Tom Holland’s Spider-Man would be shared between Marvel’s MCU and Sony’s Venomverse (as I have just now dubbed it).
It seems Venom director Ruben Fleischer might know a thing or two about that. He revealed in an interview with Fandom to promote Zombieland: Double Tap details about the inevitable crossover:
That’s where it’s all going to lead. And that’s the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom … in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren’t able to that. And so the thing I think it’s building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other.
Let’s break this down. Venom 2 is coming out October 2, 2020. Spider-Man 3 releases July 16, 2021. That means that a crossover won’t happen until 2022, at the earliest.
We know Venom 2 is set to feature Carnage. Additionally, Deadline is reporting that the villain Shriek will be a secondary antagonist for Tom Hardy’s Venom. In the comics, Shriek is the love interest of Cletus Kasady/Carnage. Sony has declined to comment on if Shriek actually will be in the film, at this time.
But let’s say that she is, but her part in the film is small. It’s possible that a post-credits scene for Venom 2 is Shriek breaking Carnage out of prison, setting up either a third Venom film, or a crossover where Venom and Spider-Man have to team-up to stop Shriek and Carnage.
It’s anybody’s best guess at this point! We’ll keep you updated whenever a crossover is officially announced.
Would you like to see a crossover between Tom Hardy’s Venom and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man?