Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
What a roller coaster this is. First Kevin Feige confirmed that Venom and the Venom solo film would not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that Sony was creating their own Marvel movie universe. Then Amy Pascal came out and said that Venom was actually in the MCU, but much like the Netflix side of the MCU, it would exist in its own corner, acting as adjuncts to what Marvel was doing with Spider-Man. So, what’s the truth? Well, Kevin Feige is back to clear the air once more.
Talking with JoBlo, Feige spoke about Venom and re-confirmed that it was only Spider-Man who was a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“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 we’re focusing on.”
There is something else to this however. Feige starts out by saying “right now.” This indicates that the future is uncertain when it comes to the Spider-verse and the MCU. Until then, we will have to wait and see but for now we know that the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will take place after Avengers 4, and that Venom is back to not being a part of the MCU.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming will be released on July 7, 2017