Kevin Feige Talks Venom Joining the MCU
With Spider-Man: No Way Home primed to alter the Marvel universe as we know it, the architect of that very universe, Kevin Feige talks Venom joining the MCU.
Green Goblin, Doc Oc, Sandman, Lizard, and Electro are all famed beloved Spider-Man villains from Sony films past, and will all be present in December 16th’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.
With the two universes colliding in the multiversal adventure, the combining of Marvel and Sony has extended beyond just Spider-Man, as the continued collaboration between studios has been announced via a brand new Peter Parker trilogy in the MCU.
That, combined with Tom Hollands’ appearance in that Venom: Let There be Carnage post-credit scene, has created the chance for the MCU to introduce the symbiote superhero.
Kevin Feige, the architect of the MCU, spoke about Marvel’s interest in bringing Venom into Marvel’s universe after seeing the success of Tom Hardy’s take on the character; with his reception from fans being the key reason why Feige and Marvel were motivated to make it happen.
Speaking to Collider, Feige stated, “You look at the obvious comic connotations between Venom and Spider-Man and it is inherent.”
“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?'”
Tom Hardy’s Venom was clearly the best film adaptation of the character and brought out the best in Eddie Brock; creating a brand new version of the iconic creation.
Although many were immensely skeptical about whether or not a Venom film could work outside of Spider-Man acting as the protagonist; Sony, however, proved there was franchise potential with what Tom Hardy brought to the role.
Venom, its sequel Let There Be Carnage, Morbius, and the planned Kraven the Hunter film should aim to introduce Sony’s Spider-Verse of villains to the MCU; giving fans an exciting aspect to Tom Hollands newest MCU trilogy.