From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has recently revealed what led to Venom officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe–which we’d like to add, we’re very excited about!
For those who recently saw the highly talked about post-credits scene in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which showed Eddie Brock traveling through a blip into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re more than aware of the fact that these two iconic Marvel characters will be joined on the big screen once again.
That’s right, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will be joined by Tom Hardy’s Venom! When? We’re not exactly sure just yet. Although, we can say we’re only weeks away from the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which is why the Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed why Venom is officially crossing over into the MCU.
“You look at the obvious comic connotations between Venom and Spider-Man and it is inherent,” Feige explained. “So the minute Sony made their Venom movie and it worked as well as it did, and Tom Hardy became as iconic as he has become as Venom, then the obvious question is then, ‘How do we start to merge them?’”
As we’ve shared in the past, prior to the release of the second Venom film, Feige had teased fans that a Venom/Spider-Man crossover wasn’t completely out of the question.
“I don’t want to talk about rumors or speculation on what could happen or couldn’t happen as it relates to characters Marvel Studios hasn’t brought to the screen yet, but I will say what I’ve always said having been at Marvel Studios for 20 years, I wouldn’t dismiss anything. I wouldn’t rule anything out,” Feige told Rotten Tomatoes earlier this summer. “When and how and where remains to be seen. Any rumor you read online could happen anytime between tomorrow and never.”
After the release of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” earlier this year, and its infamous post-credits scene, Feige discussed the story merger, which he revealed took some planning.
“There was a lot of coordination — and if you don’t know all the coordination yet, I’m not going to be the one to tell you — but yes, between Sony and Marvel and the Venom team and the No Way Home team… We worked together on it,” Feige explained.
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