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'​Infinity War' Director Confirms 'Venom' Isn't Part Of Marvel Cinematic Universe

Jess Hardiman

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'​Infinity War' Director Confirms 'Venom' Isn't Part Of Marvel Cinematic Universe

Okay, with all these superhero films doing the rounds, it's become really hard to keep track of who belongs where. Who's Marvel, who's DC... who's something else altogether?

With Tom Holland's Spider-Man rocking up in the new Avengers film, we've been left wondering what about Venom, the darkly-clad anti-hero who's initially introduced as Spidey's rival? If his web-slinging counterpart is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, does that mean he belongs there too?

According to Avengers: Infinity War co-director Joe Russo, he's not.


Russo was asked while hosting a talk at his old school in Iowa City High earlier this week, when he was quick to set the record straight, simply saying: "No, that's a Sony property."

It's hardly surprising, really, as the deal between Marvel Studios and Sony was to bring Peter Parker into the MCU, while also letting Sony use some of the Marvel characters in their Spider-Man films. Still with us?

Venom will soon be immortalised by Tom Hardy in a highly anticipated forthcoming flick of the same name - and judging from the most recent trailer, it's going to be nothing short of absolutely epic.


We first got a look at Venom back in February, showing Tom Hardy walking through a city street, riding his motorcycle and sitting in a medical facility getting a CT scan. But we never got to witness Hardy's character Eddie Brock becoming Venom until now.

The newest trailer for Venom has finally given fans a glimpse at the actor morphing into the scary yet incredible supervillain.


He gets infected by what Marvel calls a 'symbiote', which is an alien parasite that requires a host to live. The first host for the venom symbiote is Spider-Man, however, as seen in Spider-Man 3 when Peter Parker gets it out of his system after finding out how dark it can be.

It then moves onto disgraced journalist Brock who quickly gains supernatural powers.

The movie's set to be released in the US on 5 October later this year and will also star Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Manchester by the Sea).

But yeah, it won't be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - which includes the original Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Ant-Man.


Instead, the film will form part of Sony's Marvel Universe, with other titles to be expected from this new generation of superhero films including Silver and Black, Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire.

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Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: venom, sony, MCU, Marvel Cinematic Universe, tom hardy, Marvel, Spider-Man

Jess Hardiman
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