Tom Holland has been rumoured to be making an appearance in the upcoming Venom 2 starring Tom Hardy which is something that fans have wanted since the first film.
While Disney’s ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe currently includes their own properties as well as the recently acquired Fox content, Sony still holds the legal partial rights to the Spider-Man character and anyone related to him.
This means that while Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movies are a joint venture between Sony and Disney, other Sony Marvel movies such as Venom are solely their property.
However, whilst fans were disappointed that the web-slinger did not make an appearance in the first Venom movie in 2018, there seems to be hope that the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man may cross webs with one of his most iconic foes as Holland is indeed rumoured to be in talks to make at least a cameo in the upcoming sequel.
Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters was originally believed to be separate to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and currently, Venom is the only film in the said universe but there are several others in-development including its sequel, Madame Web, a Silver Sable and Black Cat film and Morbius which is starring Jared Leto.
But with the potential appearance of Tom Holland either as Spider-Man or simply as Peter Parker, it would seem to indicate that the universes are one and the same and thus Spider-Man characters like Tom Hardy’s Venom and Jared Leto’s Morbius would be connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s that or Peter will be hopping universes which could happen through Madame Web.
Venom 2 started filming in November and Andy Serkis has stepped in to direct after Ruben Fleisher stepped down.
The movie is set to star Tom Hardy once again in the dual roles of Eddie Brock and Venom with Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Peggy Lu all reprising their roles from the first movie.
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Meanwhile, Woody Harrelson will be returning as Cletus Kassidy who in the comics combines with the anarchic symbiote Carnage, while Naomie Harris is rumoured to be portraying the symbiote Shriek.
Venom 2 is currently scheduled for release in late 2020.