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Welcome to Geekdom: The Newsletter - Issue #94

Hello! I haven't been writing quite as much lately, but wanted to take some time to write about the S

Welcome to Geekdom: The Newsletter

June 21 · Issue #94 · View online
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Hello! I haven’t been writing quite as much lately, but wanted to take some time to write about the Spider-Man/Venom news from the interview CinemaBlend did with Kevin Feige. Also, I started working on digital media for a new podcast Code Story. Check it out if you have a moment.

Would A Spider-Man and Venom Crossover Work?
Sony and Marvel currently have different tones when it comes to their movies. The Marvel Cinematic Universe spend 10 years building up to a grand finale with Avengers: Endgame and Venom didn’t feel like it had many connections to the Spider-Man world. Yes, there were some, but Venom was the anti-hero of the movie and no heroes beyond that came into play.
What Venom did tease was a Carnage appearance in the inevitable sequel. I didn’t think Venom was good, but it was fun thanks to Tom Hardy. He should be the lynchpin of Sony’s Marvel universe, but what I’ve seen of Morbius doesn’t lead me to believe they’re going for the whole idea of continuity like the MCU did (and that’s fine, honestly).
So what place would Tom Holland’s Spider-Man have in these movies? That’s hard to say. Seeing the two Tom’s on screen together would surely be fun, but what tone would the movie take on. The light, more upbeat vibe that Spider-Man: Homecoming brought or the darker, not-as-hopeful tone of Venom? I’d venture to guess it would be somewhere in between and it could make for a fun time.
However, with the tease of Carnage, would there be room for Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, and Tom Holland in one movie? I only see that happening if Holland’s Spidey makes a cameo and it leads to a third movie that would be the crossover film. Given that the second film will arrive in 2020, we’d have a while before seeing the two on screen together in a true crossover capacity.
Here’s what Kevin Feige had to say about the matter in an interview with CinemaBlend:
I think probably it’s up to Sony. 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. But it seems likely at some point.
While Spider-Man is on loan to Marvel right now, the decision lies with Sony. It would be smart of them to bring Spider-Man into, well, their Spider-Man universe (even if that’s not what they chose to call it). Villain movies are fine, but there’s something about Spider-Man’s rogues gallery that’s just way more fun when the hero is actually involved. While Venom might not be a total villain, just imagine the two butting heads on the big screen. I’d go watch Hardy and Holland in an instant. It’s something that can work, if handled properly, and I do hope it’s something we get to see.
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