Thanks to the last-minute deal between Sony and Disney that kept Spidey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, it looks like the planned integration of the web-head into Sony's Spider-Man spin-off universe may have to wait.
Even though Venom director Ruben Fleischer has turned over the franchise to Andy Serkis for the sequel, he has dropped a hint to Fandom that a crossover for the symbiote and Spidey is very much a priority for Sony.
"That's where it's all going to lead," he teased. "And that's the exciting thing, because we changed the origin of Venom… in the comics, he evolved from Spider-Man but because of the Marvel-Sony thing we weren't able to that.
"And so the thing I think it's building towards, and will be exciting to see, is when they actually do confront each other."
Fleischer also admitted he was "really bummed" by the critical bashing Venom received, so much so that he was willing to turn the sequel over to Andy Serkis.
"I was kinda happy to let somebody else take over," he explained. "And I'm excited to see what he does with it."
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Venom 2 is expected to reach cinemas in October 2020.
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