The collaboration of Sony Pictures with Marvel Studios on the Spider-Man movies has always confused fans about how films like ‘Venom’ and ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ are related to the other films. However, the trailer of Morbius seems to suggest the relationship between these movies, which otherwise appear to be entirely separate from Marvel Studios.
Despite all the fans looking for some connection, Sanford Panitch, the President of Sony Motion Picture Group, has said that people will stop asking Spider-Man to be swinging into these movies once they watch ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’.
Sony Pictures announced that they would collaborate with Marvel Studios on Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland in 2015. The collaboration has produced films like Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home, in which they made the character a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
However, Sony has also produced films like ‘Venom’ and ‘Venom and Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’, creating its own universe. Since then, they have decided to share Spider-Man’s character between the MCU and the standalone Marvel-based films.
Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage coming soon
In a recent interview, Sanford Panitch has said that they don’t think of their 900 characters as a separate Spider-verse. He added that they already have a Marvel universe and that the volume of the characters will not let anyone miss Spider-Man after watching Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage.
Even though he also playfully hinted that there is a possibility of Spider-Man meeting Venom, the idea of connectivity still does not seem to be a part of their plan. He couldn’t convince fans about it even after insisting that they have planned everything they’re doing. Instead, he claims Spider-Man: No Way Home might reveal a lot and make their plans more transparent.
Based on rumors, fans have speculated that the upcoming film, Spider-Man: No Way Home will somehow be a part of a Spider-verse. Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, had previously confirmed a direct connection between Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
This will open the doors for the concepts of alternate universe and time travel. In addition, reports have also indicated the return of the actors from previous versions of Spider-Man.
Rumors about Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the actors who played Spider-Man in the previous version, returning to the franchise have persisted despite the denials. The actor who currently plays Spider-Man, Tom Holland, has also tried to convince people that the rumors are incorrect.
However, actor Alfred Molina has confirmed that he will be reappearing in the movie as Doctor Octopus, the villain he played in Spider-Man 2 in 2004.
There is a possibility of a reference to Venom and Morbius found in Spider-Man: No Way Home, based on all the rumors. Spider-Man: No Way Home will release on December 17, and Venom 2: Let there be carnage premiers on September 24 this year.