On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday, January 16th, 2018) Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp discuss the appearance of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in Sony’s standalone Venom movie. Without releasing his source Jon Schnepp states that Spider-Man will be there.
This Just In: Tom Holland has been seen on the ‘Venom’ set starring Tom Hardy for the last two days. This looks to be confirmation that Holland’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker will be appearing in ‘Venom’. How big might his role be in the film? Does this also mean that he will also be in the Sinister Six movie or the Silver and Black movie? Also, will we see any other MCU heroes/villains cross over into any of the Sony Spiderverse movies? And might there be a scene or two with Tom Holland’s Spider-man in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that might lead us into ‘Venom’?
Jon Schnepp sits down with Mark Reilly to give you the answer to all these questions and offer some speculation on what Holland’s appearance might mean going forward.
Sony’s standalone Venom movie has been said to be completely separate from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man that appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, leaving many comic fans wondering just how you could tell a Venom story without some kind of Spider-Man. Fortunately, it looks like we may not have to find out.
Scooper Jon Schnepp appeared on the most recent episode of Collider Movie Talk this week, and informed the hosts that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, which was most recently seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming last July, is set to make an appearance in the Tom Hardy-starring Venom film, which is currently in production.
“I’m gonna say it right here on this show, Spider-Man is gonna be in Venom,” Schnepp revealed. “For the last couple months, we’ve been talking about Venom, we’ve been hearing about how Sony’s keeping it all separated. Spider-Man’s in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but every other character that’s in the Spider-Man universe is separate.”
When Schnepp was asked if the appearance of Spider-Man might be a cameo, he hinted that it might even be more than that.
“Like a cameo, like a who-knows-what-eo,” Schnepp answered. “All I’m sayin’ is Spider-Man, and I’m talkin’ about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, is gonna be in Venom.”
As far as whether or not the Spider-Man appearance will come during the actual film or as some kind of post-credits scene, Schnepp said that he “couldn’t answer that at this time.”
If Holland’s Spider-Man does appear in the film, the speculation can begin as to whether or not Sony’s Venom will have some kind of connection to the MCU. All of the Spider-Man characters’ rights still belong to Sony, but they have a deal with Marvel Studios for Spider-Man himself, along with others, to appear in MCU films.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer and starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson, Venom is set to hit theaters on October 5.