MCU Spider-Man In The Sony Marvel Universe? We Might Get An Answer Sooner Than We Think
Ever since Venom debuted in a universe without Spider-Man, fans wanted the Sony Marvel Universe character in the MCU. After all, the agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios seemed like it should collide, eventually. And fans went even more ballistic when they saw a Spider-Man poster in the Morbius tailer reading “killer” – a reference to the events in Spider-Man: Far From Home. But most of all, we actually saw an MCU Spider-Man character in the trailer for the Sony film. Jared Leto’s Morbius has a brief run-in with Michael Keaton’s Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Later this year, Venom will finally fight Carnage in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Meanwhile, Sony pushed Morbius pushed to January 2022 due to the pandemic. We also learned that Sony cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kraven the Hunter.
So, when will Tom Holland’s Spider-Man finally face off with these iconic characters?
Sony and Marvel Have a Plan to Merge the MCU Spider-Man With the Sony Characters – But Will They Use It?
Holy Crossover, Spider-Man! It’s Batman! (Image: Morbius, Sony Pictures)
In a recent interview with Variety, Sony executive Sanford Panitch discussed the variety of Spider-Man-less Spider-Man movies coming out and how they really don’t need to include Spider-Man. “We don’t really think of our 900 characters as the Spidey-verse,” he told Variety. “We have a Marvel universe. The volume of characters we have — you know, wait until you see this next ‘Venom.’ You don’t miss Spider-Man.” While fans might protest, Panitch has a point. Indeed, Venom made $856,085,151 worldwide without the help of Spider-Man. And the hype around Let There Be Carnage doesn’t include Spider-Man at all.
But that doesn’t mean Sony won’t merge their Marvel Universe Spider-Man characters with the MCU. In fact, Panitch drops a pretty heavy hint that this might happen sooner rather than later. “There actually is a plan,” Panitch revealed. “I think now maybe it’s getting a little more clear for people where we’re headed.” He also indicated that No Way Home will reveal even more.
But that’s about all Variety got from him, other than a really teasing response to the Sinister Six movie Sony promised six years ago. “It would be very cool, wouldn’t it?”
Yes, Sanford, it would. Make the movie and take my money! We already came up with your perfect Sinister Six roster!
(Featured Image: Venom: Let There Be Carnage)
Roman Colombo finished his MFA in 2010 and now teaches writing and graphic novel literature at various Philadelphia colleges. His first novel, Trading Saints for Sinners, was published in 2014. He's currently working on his next novel and hoping to find an agent soon.