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​Spider-Man And Venom Crossover Movie ‘Seems Likely’, Says Marvel Boss

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​Spider-Man And Venom Crossover Movie ‘Seems Likely’, Says Marvel Boss

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said a crossover between Spider-Man and Venom could be in the pipeline, revealing in a recent interview it 'seems likely'.

Venom, which is part of the Sony Marvel Universe rather than the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), follows journalist Eddie Brock, who gains super powers after getting bound to a parasitic alien symbiote.

Tom Hardy as Venom in 2018's Venom. Credit: Sony
Tom Hardy as Venom in 2018's Venom. Credit: Sony

The character of Venom was originally created as a nemesis for Spider-Man, having been first introduced as a character in a 1984 issue of the comic The Amazing Spider-Man.

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The last time we properly saw the two together in action and sharing the same screen was in 2007, in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, where the character was played by Topher Grace - although there was a brief Venom cameo in 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

I know, it's confusing.

Basically, all you need to remember at this point is that Tom Holland's interpretation of Spidey - i.e. the one we see in the recent Avengers movies, plus Spider-Man: Homecoming and the imminent Far From Home - is a rebooted version, and the only one we need to care about for the time being.

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Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/Venom, way back in 2007. Credit: Sony
Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/Venom, way back in 2007. Credit: Sony

Of course, last year saw the release of a standalone Venom film (imaginatively titled Venom) with Tom Hardy in the titular role - giving him a new origin story that wiped out any reason for him to be Spider-Man's nemesis.

However, now it seems Marvel wants to bring the two back together. When asked about a potential crossover by CinemaBlend, Feige said: "I think probably it's up to Sony."

He continued: "Sony has both those characters and has Venom in their world. I don't know what their plans are for another Venom or if they're doing that.

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"But it seems likely at some point."

Many fans are on board with the idea, with one tweeting: "MY GOD WE DESERVE IT YES."

Another wrote: "Yes please! Battle of the Toms, which is better, Hardy or Holland?"

Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios
Tom Holland as Spider-Man. Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios
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A third begged: "Sony, please rent Venom to MCU."

However, not everyone thinks it's a good idea - after all, why bother channelling energy into a spin-off series, only to re-absorb it back into the main franchise?

"Please god no," one sceptical Twitter user said.

Another commented: "Do not ruin good movies with characters from bad movies."

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Someone else wrote: "Keep your terrible version of Venom away or it will be Spider-Man 3 all over again."

One other person also felt Feige could have meant something else altogether, writing: "It was inferred that Sony is likely to make another Venom movie. Not that it's likely they make a team-up movie. It was a very sensationalised interpretation."

What do you think? Would you prefer to keep Venom as a standalone franchise, or merge the two for the ultimate partnership?

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, venom, Marvel, Spider-Man

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