Producer Says Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, and Silver and Black Will Exist in Same World

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Sony’s Spider-Man spinoffs, Venom and Silver and Black, may not exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe... but Sony has plans for all of their Spider-Man films to share the same universe. And, contrary to reports, the door isn’t closed on Tom Holland showing up in them.


In a recent interview, Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal revealed that all three movies will exist in the same world... even if Spider-Man: Homecoming is connected to the MCU in a way the other films will not be. The relationship between the films in Sony’s Marvel Universe (still a weird name) has been up in the air, especially since director Kevin Feige confirmed that Venom (played by Tom Hardy) would not be part of the MCU. Here’s what Pascal said:

Both movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker. I mean, they’ll be adjuncts to it, there may be different locations, but it will still all be in the same world and they will be connected to each other.

Pascal was then asked if Holland would appear as Spider-Man in one or both of those films, to which Pascal replied: “There’s a chance... there’s always a chance.” I mean, I’m not a linguistics expert... but that sounds like they’re trying to make it happen. This is a bit surprising, as it was previously implied that Holland’s Spider-Man would not appear in the films at all, and it’s not certain how it would even work. Holland is contracted for at least six movies with Disney and Marvel, including three solo films.

It’s unclear what this will mean for the relationship between Sony and Marvel, which is complicated enough with Spider-Man alone. If these characters exist in the same universe as Spider-Man: Homecoming, but not in the MCU itself, that could open a big wide hole of complications and contradictions in the normally controlled cinematic universe.





Judging by Kevin Feige’s expressions, this is news to him.

Secondly, Amy Pascal’s comments about the way the MCU works illustrates that she still fundamentally does not understand why it succeeds. Yes, there is much more continuity now than at the beginning, but the casual audience still doesn’t “have to [see] that chapter in order to go forward”. The fact that each film (or at least each series of films) is largely self-contained is part of the reason these films are still making money seventeen films and several series in.

Yes, the Marvel Studios brand now convinces people to watch a lot of these films and try obscure heroes that most of them have never heard of, but the lack of continuity lock-out means that people can still pretty much jump in at whatever point and enjoy the film. That is why they sell.