Sony Pictures executive Sanford Panitch confirms that there “actually is a plan” for Spider-Man to connect to Sony’s Marvel spinoff films.
As the date to Spider-Man: No Way Home inches closer, there are new revelations about the film every now and then! We recently learned that while Spider-Man is currently a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to an agreement between MCU and Disney, Sony Pictures movie Group President Sanford Panitch says that there’s an idea to connect the two universes.
In a chat with Variety, Panitch revealed that the studio doesn’t consider their characters to be a part of a “Spidey-verse.” “We don’t really think of our 900 characters as the Spidey-verse,” he told Variety. “We have a Marvel universe. the volume of characters we’ve — you recognize, wait until you see this next Venom. You don’t miss Spider-Man.” He added, “It’ll be exciting if they are doing meet, right?”
Venom starring Tom Hardy which released in 2018 was the first movie in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. And just like the 2018 film, the sequel releasing on September 24 this year is expected to do the same. It’s unclear what Tom Holland‘s future with Spider-Man are going to be following the release of Spider-Man: No Way home in December. But, Panitch talked about the plans to attach the character to Sony’s universe.
“There actually may be a plan,” he said. “I think now maybe it’s getting a touch more clear for people where we’re headed and that i think when No Way Home comes out, even more will be revealed.” Panitch was vague when asked about Spider-Man’s future in the MCU. “The great thing is we have this very excellent relationship with Kevin [Feige],” he said. “There’s an incredible sandbox there to play with. we want those MCU movies to be absolutely huge, because that’s great for us and our Marvel characters, and i think that’s the same thing on their side. But we’ve a great relationship. There’s lots of opportunities, I think, that are going to happen.”
All the while, Sony has enacted plans to start its own franchise of live-action Marvel spinoff films centered around the various members of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. This franchise began in 2018 with Venom, and is slated to continue with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Morbius and a movie starring Kraven Orion, which was recently confirmed to have cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the lead role.