Kevin Feige Explains Amy Pascal’s Words About Spider-Man

In an earlier video shared on Comics Talk Sony Pictures’ Amy Pascal made some statements in an interview with Variety which lead fans to believe Tom Hardy’s Venom would exist in the same universe as Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and the Avengers, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had a look of surprise on his face.

The internet was on fire with the pictures of Feige’s facial expressions of astonishment as Pascal was speaking. Fan accounts from Twitter and other venues joked about the Justice League joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe with comments in every direction. Feige and Pascal recently were asked by Comicbook.com what exactly was meant in her statement. As for the Venom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe debate, Feige and Pascal cleared the conversation, once and for all.

Venom and Spider-Man
Venom and Spider-Man

“Here’s what we’re doing: all these characters are a part of the Marvel comic book universe,” Pascal said. “In that universe, they are all related to each other. Kevin [Feige] makes characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These characters are separate, except for Spidey, who belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is why he’s there.”

When asked if this is an absolute confirmation that a Venom and Spider-Man crossover is officially off the table, Feige is quick to say “We never say never.”

However, he points out he would say the same thing about characters less likely than Venom to appear, as well. “You could ask me, ‘Is Superman gonna be there?’ I go, ‘Never say never,’ but not any time soon.”

Synopsis: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.