Talk on Sony’s own Marvel universe has been a confusing subject as of late. There has been many back-and-forth comments regarding if the upcoming spin-off films Venom and Silver & Black will end up in some corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Initially Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said that those films are simply not being handled by Marvel Studios like Spider-Man: Homecoming was. Which could just mean that production wise the studio isn’t dealing with the spin-offs.
Then, last week Sony head Amy Pascal in an interview (and much to the surprise of Kevin Feige) said that the upcoming spin-offs are indeed in the same universe as their Peter Parker and in turn the MCU. However, Erik Davis of Fandango spoke with Amy Pascal once again who clarfied her previous comments:
Pascal said she was itching to clarify that after the story this week. Those other movies will not take place in the MCU
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) June 25, 2017
It was also revealed by Tom Holland (Spider-Man/Peter Parker) himself to ComicBook.com that Venom (which is looking for a hard-R rating) will never be allowed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Everyone’s asking this question, man. It’s never happening.”
So there you have it. Now how well this “bootleg Marvel universe” will do is a completely different story. Plus how do you have Venom without Spider-Man? These are things that have yet to be revealed…