New details on Sony’s Spider-Man spin-offs including Venom villain
Following comments from Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal, the prospect of potential Spider-Man spin-offs continue to get out as new details about what Sony has been planning have come to light.
In a story regarding Sony’s partnership with Marvel Studios, The Hollywood Reporter brings word on other things being planned for “Sony’s Marvel Universe.” The outlet reveals that the upcoming Venom film, which has director Ruben Fleischer behind the camera and Tom Hardy playing the titular anti-hero, will see none other than Carnage as its antagonist. Venom will arrive in theaters on October 5, 2018.
In addition, the studio is reportedly considering plans for projects that will focus on villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. Whether this will be films for the individual villains or something pairing them up remains to be seen. Sony also intends to bring the webslinger himself, Tom Holland, into the various spin-off films (and additional Marvel Studios movies) despite him only being contractually obligated to appear in Spider-Man 2 and 3.
Finally, THR reveals that the already-planned sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will see another Marvel Studios character paired up with the webslinger, much like Iron Man will be in Homecoming. Which character that will be, like Spider-Man himself, is still up in the air. The sequel is already set for a July 5, 2019 release date.
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