Spider-Man Is Not In The Venom Spinoff, Marvel Boss Confirms
Spider-Man will not show up in the upcoming Venom spinoff starring Tom Hardy. Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed this tonight at the red carpet event for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Asked outright by Variety if Tom Holland's Spider-Man would be in the film, Feige said, "No." He added: "No, I think the folks there are making a great Venom movie and I don't know much about it, but I know they're off to a good start with Tom Hardy."
The Venom movie, which is due out in October 2018, is being made by Sony, which owns the rights to Spider-Man and associated characters. Marvel had to strike a deal with Sony to allow Spidey to become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Homecoming and last year's Captain America: Civil War.
Ruben Fleischer, who directed Zombieland, is attached to direct the untitled Venom movie.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens in theatres on July 7. Holland stars as Spider-Man, with castmates including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Michael Keaton (Vulture).
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