In an interview with Filmstarts, a German online publication, Amy Pascal confirmed that both the Venom and Silver Sable and Black Cat films share the same world as Spider-Man: Homecoming. This might come as a bit of surprise to some fans. Just a few days ago, Kevin Feige had mentioned that the two films were not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The simple answer is that while the character of Spider-Man is being shared by both Marvel and Sony, not all characters will be used by both. Spider-Man: Homecoming is using villains like The Vulture and the rumoured Shocker. So other villains are still out there in the Spider-Man mythos.
It will all take place in the world we are now creating for Peter Parker. It’ll be adjunct to it, it may be different locations, but it will all still be in the same world and they will be connected to each other as well. – Amy Pascal
Amy Pascal is basically telling fans there is hope for more beyond what we know. The interviewer even asked her point blank about Tom Holland making an appearance. She responded by saying, “There’s a chance.” It is my speculation that there may be more going on behind the scenes than has been revealed to the public.
[BREAKING NEWS] Amy Pascal confirm Black Cat and Vanom movie will pass in the same universe of "Spider-Man: Homecoming pic.twitter.com/qfAKOulqwE
— Tom Holland Source (@tomhsource) June 18, 2017
The other thing to consider, is that Kevin Feige never tells whole truths. He likes to make things vague until a point in time that he, Disney and Marvel are ready to spill the beans. Even when he commented about Venom not being a character in the MCU, he said things like “right now” or “no current plans”. Phrasing like that leaves the door open for the possibility.
When you think about it, it’s like Schrodinger’s Cat. Venom could be part of the MCU or it could not, we will only know once Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige open that box officially. I believe that if Spider-Man: Homecoming is very successful, we could be looking at a long time partnership between Sony and Disney where these characters are concerned.
What do you think of this news? Are you surprised by it? Are you confused? Do you think that the two companies can build a shared universe? Let us know in the comments below.